Thursday, November 03, 2011

Do it in love.

Meet my friend Melissa.

We met online years ago on a message board. We've emailed, talked on the phone, bought from each other (she makes adorable things!!), and kept in touch for probably 6 years or so.

Her blog is colorful, beautiful, and heartwarming. Her voice is genuine and real.
She's just the real thing.

A couple weeks ago I got a package from her. I hadn't purchased anything from her recently so I didn't know what it was.
It was simply a sweet card, a decorated candy tub filled with candy, and a package of mommy chocolate, all wrapped up with hot pink zebra tape.

Her thoughtfulness inspires me.

It wasn't anything expensive or grand, but just a simple act that spoke volumes.
It reminds me of the verse "Let all that you do be done in love." 1 Cor. 16:14

I think we all get busy sometimes and forget that a simple little thing can brighten someone's day.
Love on someone soon.
Do a tiny little something for someone who isn't expecting it.
Give a friend mommy chocolate. (the good stuff that she can stash away and not share.)
Expect nothing in return.

Let all you do be done in love.


Anonymous said...

I love that ... "mommy chocolate." This is a great reminder! :)

kate said...

You just brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for this reminder. I've been so wrapped in me this week that I feel like this post from you is a nudge from God.

In other related Scriptural references, yesterday I decided to re-read 1 Cor. 13 in the NLT. Yeah, it said love is "not irritable." Ouch!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Sweet!!! Love the term Mommy chocolate, where has that been all my life???

Danielle said...

Great reminder! I've tried to be more intentional and think of the quote "Others will not remember what you said or what you did but they will remember how you made them feel." This is the perfect example. Thanks for sharing.

jonahbonah said...

i'm so glad you enjoyed your giftie! i love sending happy mail!!!!! and i think you're pretty special too!!! :0)


Holly said...

What a lovely idea! Thank you :)

rentz said...

Thankful for this reminder today!

Ruth said...

Love this!

Chessa @ Antsi-Pants said...

So sweet! You are blessed to have such a dear friend.

Cerrisse said...

That is so nice, it's the sweet small things that make a big difference :)

Lori Allberry said...

Gosh Beki - I just love this!
What a wonderful story, what a wonderful friend! ♥