“Every person is my superior in some way.”
When a mom puts a ribbon in her little girl’s hair it is not to make her pretty, but to call attention to how pretty she is.
Unfortunately, that little girl only has one mom. There are currently close to eight billion other people out there, most of whom would make little to no effort to encourage that little girl or seek to enhance her beauty or any other attribute, talent, or giftedness she may have.
This is true, not because they are bad people, most aren’t. They’re just busy people occupied with their own issues.
Just think what a potent force for good you could be if you made it your daily agenda to go through life pointing out the good and note-worthy in the people you meet along the way.
One last thing, do this to their face and also behind their back.
The ONE THING for today: It’s been said that love works today while it waits for tomorrow. This I know, even the worse among us is made in the image of God and thus has some good in them. Let’s make it our job to find the good in others and believe that on some tomorrow they will believe it too, and live accordingly.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
3 thoughts on “A Ribbon in Her Hair”
Love it! Never knew a moment that my Mom didn’t love me. She was always there for me and my two sisters. Thankfully, she was a stay at home Mom and was always there for us in the morning and when we came home from school. She was a stickler about us having well balanced meals. Always accepted our friends into our home and made them feel welcomed and loved. For the most part, I am what I am because of her, and naturally, completely because of My Heavenly Father. She was caring, honest, jovial, expected me to do my best, taught me the importance of being responsible. Wow! I am having a very emotional moment right now. Bottom line, I try everyday of my life to be what she was to me to others. Thanks for this opportunity to reminisce. Have an awesome day!
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Well said Pastor Anderson. You caused me to reflect on my own mom. Just as you, I am where I am today in large part to my mom’s devoted care over me. I am truly blessed.
Indeed, Mother’s have a very powerful ministry to mold and shape their children for the rest of their lives! I still open doors for ladies and I tell them “My Ma-Ma told me to do that for you”! It usually brings a smile or “Your Mother was good woman!” or “She trained you right”! Interesting to hear this as I approach another mile stone age ( 80 in October) in my life!
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