There is nothing like a “thank you.” Whether the words are spoken or written, this simple acknowledgment goes a long way in making my day. The first time I heard the words “thank you” from my sons, it left me speechless. The sweet blessing of knowing that I was doing something right boosted my confidence. I am learning there are no better words than when another person takes time to recognize the good in you.
Today we celebrate Mother’s Day and I pray you all feel celebrated for who you are and the legacy you are creating in your own life. Sometimes all it takes is a “thank you” to help you on a challenging day. Other times, the presence of those lives you’ve touched are exactly what you need. It doesn’t matter if you have a child of your own. You have the gift to build life into those you meet.
I wear many hats in my life–daughter, sister, mother, Mimi, friend, teacher, and writer. Each one of these is a reminder to me of the beautiful life God has provided. But sometimes you and I think of other titles that can define us that look more like: single parent, divorced, estranged from family, motherless, lonely, unloved.
The good news is that God does not define us by titles but believes we are all worthy of celebration. My story does not end here and either does yours. Follow me to The Dented Fender to read more.There is nothing like a "thank you." On this Mother's Day may you receive and give the gift of a "thank you" knowing you are celebrated for building life into others. Click To Tweet
Today you and I deserve to be celebrated. I imagine you build life into others and in the process you grow deeper in relationship with God and those you nurture. God sees you and loves your willingness to go deeper. I pray you feel worthy on this day and everyday. May you feel the love of God, the comfort of Jesus, and the peace of Holy Spirit within you today and always.
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I did not turn the computer on yesterday, so am just now trying to catch up. Love your post, Mary. You wear more hats than I do. I have never married, or had children. My mother died in 2009 and my father in 1984. I had no siblings. But even if I only have a hat that says “friend” and another that says “writer”, if I can do my best to excel in these areas, I am blessed. I can also enjoy my friends’ children and grandchildren. As to saying “Thank you,” I was on the phone with a friend this morning. She was babysitting two of her grandchildren–one not quite 26 months and the other just turned 2. I heard the two-year-old in the background say, “Thank you so much.” I don’t know what it was for, but it was so cute. And great to think he is being taught at this young age to be polite and thankful. God bless you, Mary.
I read this and thought about my children. My youngest didnt walk until he was 2 and didn’t talk well either. Our eldery neighbors would make them ice cream cones in the summer. Instead of saying thank you like the older ones did he would shake their hands. It was his way of saying thank you.
What a sweet way to show “thanks” by shaking someone’s hand. Thank you for sharing this with me. Blessings!
I love it, Justina. Thanks for sharing that.
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice comment. I Love knowing that saying “thank you” is still being taught. It sure makes a difference when you hear it from someone. I pray you have a wonderful week.
I pray you are having a wonderful week too, Mary. I have another cute story about the same little guy. He loves to throw things, and sometimes forgets to let you know he is about to do so. One day he threw a hard toy that hit me near my eye. Of course, Grandma told him to say “Sorry”. He did this and looked a little as though he thought I would be mad at him. I put out my arms to offer a hug, and he came to me and gave me a big hug. But the best part was that when his mom picked him up later he actually told her that he had hit me. A few weeks later a friend was watching him while his parents were out. He remembered all that time later and told her, “I hit Diane.” He obviously has a tender conscience and heart.
Thank you for sharing this story. Kids remember a lot and they do have tender hearts.
Thank you! Happy Mother’s Day to you. May you have a beautiful day. Blessings, Maree
Thank you, Maree! Praying you feel such love on this day and everyday.
Blessed by you, Mary! I’ll meet you over at the Dented Fender . . .
I’ll see you over there! Happy Mother’s Day!
Good morning Mary,
Thank you for these life-giving words. They are filling some of that empty I feel today.
I pray your day is peace-full inside your soul, whatever that you do.
In Christ, Julie
I am praying for you and the emptiness that you are feeling. May God’s love fill you, peace surround you, and hope guide you forward. Love you friend!
Love you too Mary. Today is Monday. I am thankful the weekend is over. Have a blesse day😍
I pray you have a blessed day and week!