Sunday, September 4, 2011

Quiet Time

One of the best parts of being pregnant and now having a new born is the kindness of friends and strangers. I was blown away by all the well wishes I received from random people in stores, etc. while pregnant. While in Atlanta for Market a homeless man crossed the street and approached us. I assumed he was coming to ask for money but instead he came over to say congratulations and wish me the best of luck...and that was it, on he went. I have thought about that moment so many times since for two reasons- feeling bad for being assumptive about him and how his simple, kind words touched me so much. Now with a baby, support and generosity from friends and family is abundant and I am filled with gratitude. It makes you think what the world would be like if we were all just a little kinder to each other, not just during special times but on a small, simple everyday basis.


"Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality." Romans 12:9-13


9 comments:

georgia b. said...

i completely agree with everything you said, and with a two-and-a-half month old at home, i completely identify. i've never received so much positive attention in my life as when i was pregnant and right after my son was born. it was the best feeling. i thought the same thing, too... what if we all treated each other this way all the time. no one would ever feel down. everyone would always feel loved. i know a few people in my life who do treat everyone they encounter with that kind of enthusiasm and kindness... male, female, rich, poor, young, old, pregnant, not pregnant. makes me want to be that kind of person.

i have not been here in a while, so i was not aware that you are/were pregnant or that you recently had a little one. i'm curious when yours was born {if yet}. i had mine on june 15th.

congrats to you! it's the most wonderful thing!

Ana Antunes said...

Amen!

Sheri said...

amen. awesome and congrats on your new little one. be blessed.

under spanish moss said...

How wonderful! Thanks for sharing this beautiful passage.
Angela and Renee

Stephanie Sabbe said...

great post:)

lizziefitz said...

So true. We need to bless others to be blessed ourselves:)

Holli said...

This really touched me today... thank you....

Lydia Joy said...

I really appreciate your devotional thoughts, and Bible verses you post on here.. so uplifting!

Cristin {Simplified Bee} said...

Love that bible verse. Lovely post. Hope you rec'd my guest post okay and are doing well.

xo,
cristin