I appreciate my mama for about a million reasons. One reason is because she makes homemade biscuits. (I think this skill was lost on the new generation, but I digress.)
Another is because of the many lessons she’s taught me over the years. She used to always say “Give people their roses while they can smell them.”
But I didn’t like roses as a kid. After all, they were for girls right? What I thought she meant was to give others roses … about six weeks into spring, whilst the aroma of life and freshness was at its maximum… dancing on the edge of petals. .. softly and brave… like a child’s first footsteps in front of proud parents…
I digress… 🙂
The lesson was actually about being appreciative NOW. Today. For all things. And also about showing that appreciation externally. Good lesson eh?
So folks who know me, know that I have a super high appreciation for thankfulness. They also know I fully believe in the power of words. My twitter followers see this everyday in the #10AMPrayer. One of my favorite books in the Bible is the book of James. And James 3:6 says that “the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity.”
So I say, if our tongues are fires, let them BURN away our troubles! Let them BURN away our fears! Let them BURN away everything keeping us from the service we’re made for and everything stopping us from operating in excellence! And YES!!!!!! …let our tongues make room for our purpose and passions! If our tongues really have the power of life and death, then I’m choosing life. How about you?
I can hear my mama speaking that life now… “Gee, you tell that Capital Cause to choose my baby. (with a laugh) And you go do well and you keep doing well and making us all proud. There’s a calling on your life that you can’t shake, so keep doing right and living the purpose that has been set before you. And you take God with you.”
I will mama. I will.
So here’s where you come in. Click HERE to like my picture and vote for me. My goal is to get to 500 likes. Then, if you will, post it to your own Facebook page and have your friends to like my picture also. I’d love to see you on November 14th where you’ll have your chance to vote for me in person in the finals.
We don’t do what we do for the appreciation, but appreciation feels good. 🙂 Thank you.
Today, I’m thankful for mama, thankful that someone cares enough to say thank you to me, and thankful for the LIFE of our tongues.
BTW, see the comment below to read my full nomination.