I enjoyed reading your comments about your breakfast menu and was really impressed at how healthy we all are.
I have just spun the random generator and the winning number is 6 - that means you Melanie.
Congratulations - hope you enjoy the pattern.
Love is not Rude...
I finally finished another Love is... stitchery. This one was sitting in my project bag for a couple of weeks just waiting for a few final stitches. It was one of those things that I thought would take longer than it actually did so I kept putting it off! (how strange is that?)
In his book A Love worth Giving, Max Lucado defines 'rude' as 'shameful/disgraceful behaviour'. We live in a busy world with lots of stresses and pressures and this can cause us to behave in a rude and unkind way to people around us.
But, if I want to become more like Christ, my behaviour needs to reflect him. He:
1. Knocks before entering. He only comes into our lives when asked. That's why I stitched a fence and gate, to remind myself not to barge into people's lives or emotions but wait until I'm invited.
2. Always brings a gift. This reminds me to be a 'giver' and not a 'taker' in relationships.
3. Always on time. This is an area I really struggle with since moving to paradise. I never seem to be able to estimate how long it will take me to get anywhere and so I'm often late and arrive all stressed out.
4. Listens to me. I'm often so concerned with being 'heard' that I fail to hear what other people are saying.
5. Doesn't remind me of all the wrong things I've done. I like poeple to give me a second chance instead of holding things against me and it's easy to forget that other people feel the same way.
6. Shows me respect. This to me is the foundation of not being rude - treating people the way I want to be treated.
It's not easy keeping a good attitude with so many pressures coming against us but one thing I realise is that although I can't control other people's attitudes, I can control mine.
Until next time