HE SHAPED A CHILD'S FUTURE!
Follow this guys lead in your Blended Family.
It was a recent blustery, snow-filled Saturday morning and I was off to grab some waffle mix, eggs, milk and cantelope for a 'Dad's Waffle Breakfast Morning'. Not enough Saturday's free, so I was excited to enjoy that family tradition. Good 'bonding' time and hey, I even like my own waffles, so while the kids slept I went to Walmart early to grab the 'stuff'.
As I thought I would be in and out, little did I know I would leave the store with much more than food for family, but bigger than that...food for life. To share with you.
You see the voice I heard, but could not see, from across the top of the waffle and cereal aisle divide certainly was certainly a character shaper and a giant of a man. I wanted to meet him and shake his hand! Tell him I love what I heard!
So when I spun my cart down that next aisle and looked ahead I did not see any of those wondermen of motivation I spoke of, but instead a man in a torn overcoat, scraggly beard and a weary walk. After greeting the man and telling him how powerfully he impacted me from across the aisle top, he simply said 'I want Joey to grow up with more positive voices in his little head than I did'. God's gonna make him better than me'. Wow! After hugging the man and telling him God's already blessed this little guy with you, I asked little Joey 'are you happy?'. He smiled big and blurted out 'I'm a happy boy!'
I had earlier especially been taken by the boy following the wisdom of... "I look for the good in people". Worth repeating. 'Look for the good in people'.
Especially in stepfamilies, too often a parent or child is 'looking for error' in a relationship instead of following that wonderful wisdom...'look for the good'.
Blended Families or any family. Learn from a scraggly bearded man, who might just have been an angel so I can share this story with you. Encourage your children. Be a positive and Godly force that echos into their future.
Scripture shares in Proverbs Chapter 17 and Verse 22...
A cheerful heart is good medicine,Go tell somebody THREE THINGS that you like about them.
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
It will be...good medicine. And God just may give you one more step on the journey 'from Broken to Blended to BONDED'.
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