Grandma & Grandpa have a large family and just about everyone was home for Christmas this year, including boyfriends and girlfriends & others who would dare show up to hang with our rabble. It was a good time.
Grandma usually gives everyone Christmas and birthday cards at Christmas, it’s a tough task to remember everyone’s birthday and send a card on time so Grandma works smarter, not harder, by giving everything at once.
Her card usually has a poem in it, which I always look forward to reading. This year, however, she issued a challenge instead,
“I want you to think about being kinder! Not that you are not already kind, just keep on!
I am having do much fun watching all of you, seeing what you are doing, praying for you, hoping you are praying for us, and praising God for all things.
I hope you all have a great 2012, in spite of the world’s problems. Be alert to do what you can do in the condition you find yourself. You never find your happiness in how much you have, or what you think you need. Learn to be content with where you are.”
Sounds like a couple paragraphs the Apostle Paul would write to his beloved congregations.
Love you, Grandma!