MY HEART ~
Proverbs 4:23-26 New International Version (NIV)
23 Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
24 Keep your mouth free of perversity;
keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead;
fix your gaze directly before you.
26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet
and be steadfast in all your ways.
MY HEART ~
Love is needed in all of our lives
I know that a date can affect my day. In saying this, I have learned to guard my heart from expectations. I've learned to live in today and not the name of it. I know that love is important for our lives and I know that some continue to search for love. Life brings us each different seasons and different feelings. I know guard my heart because everything flows from it. A day with a title can hurt because we don't have certain things and that is true.
I was in my granddaughter's classroom helping, I heard a little girl say I made valentines cards to all the kids and that made me so happy. Just thinking about this day brought smiles to the little faces in this classroom. They began to make bags yesterday to hold their cards in for today. Kids in first grade love to share cards, smiles and happy moments. They are still learning and growing each day. Their teacher becomes a big influence in their lives and most teachers, make this a happy day for kids.
How about you today? Do you feel the love that God gives everyday of life? I do and I love reminding myself how much I am loved by God. I count blessings and see how far he has brought my life. I am blessed with my husband, kids, grandkids and real friends. Surrounded by positive people and loving a new day. I purpose to do my best each day and live by example. If I make a mistake, I ask forgiveness and move on. Life is short and showing others I care is important to me. I love the fact that God uses my life to write and lead others. I love my family and friends so much.
Give the gift of love today. Share a smile and be an example of Jesus. Where you go, you might see flowers, balloons and happy people. Don't allow yourself to be distracted from knowing you are loved and needed far more than you might realize. A day called Valentines Day can hurt so many people, while others are happy. Stay in your happy place today and remove expectations of the day. Before you know it, this day is over and we are talking about the next day with a title. A new day brings new beginnings and we are surrounded by God's love. Don't get me wrong, I know today can be hard for many and I do care.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.