Today, I received a small surprise in the mail from my husbands cousin, Heidi. She is super crafty and cross-stiches. a craft that is foreign and glamorous to me….and she is GOOD at it.
I can't tell you how special it made me feel when I opened up this little envelope, and there was a hand-stictched, red umbrella, just for me.
Why did this treat mean so much to me?
You see…i think we have become a culture of "ME ME ME/GIMMEGIMME/NO TIME FOR YOU I HAVE MY OWN LIFE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH". There is no time for others, our kids, our spouses. Always going, moving, driving, texting, Facebooking (guilty) and thinking about the next thing that has to be done. People in our culture (myself included at times), pride themselves on how well they can multitask.
When really….multi-tasking is just doing a bunch of things "good enough" rather than singular tasking and doing something really well. (in my humble opinion)….
Why I say all this is simply because I have learned something the last few months. We as people, Christians, moms, friends, spouses, need to find the time to simplify and do things that matter.
Reaching out to one another MATTERS.
Showing kindness and that you care MATTERS.
Giving of your time and schedule for others MATTERS.
Sending a note in the mail to someone to say "hi" MATTERS.
Sitting down and stitching a little, red umbrella MATTERS.
So, thank you, Heidi. For taking time to make someone else feel special.