09.29.20 Make the Chili

I have thought a lot lately about how married couples should make more of an effort to do kind things for our spousea.  In our later years, Roy and I did loving-kindnesses for each other but gosh I wish I had done more of it.

That man worked so hard for our family for so many years.

In our younger years, we both had full plates with working full time and raising two young men so a lot of this wasn’t done back then. I wish I had. As we aged and retired it truly was the little things we did for each other that put a smile on our faces.

While thinking about wanting to encourage those who are blessed to still have their husband a dear friend of mine, Annie Johnson posted this on Facebook. Every single word in this grabbed my heart and I just had to share.

A good friend of mine unexpectedly lost her husband.

A couple of months later we were running together, chatting about nothing.

She asked me what my dinner plans were and I told her hubby wanted chili, but I didn’t feel like stopping at the store.

We ran a few more minutes when she quietly said “Make the chili.”

It took me a few minutes to realize we were no longer talking about dinner.

It was about going out of your way to do something for someone you love because at any moment, they could unexpectedly be taken from you.

So today I’m sharing with you that wisdom handed to me by my dear friend, that I’ve thought of many times since that day.

Next time someone you love wants you to go for a walk, or watch a football game, or play a board game or just put your phone down and give them your undivided attention, just do it. “Make the chili.”

Love deeply and selflessly.

“What a wonderful God we have who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials.” 2 Corinthians 1: 3,4

 

2 thoughts on “09.29.20 Make the Chili

  1. I am Blessed to live these words. I’m not bragging because I know how hard it is for some. For me it has just come naturally. I can’t explain it. But I will always stop for that moment, do without if necessary and love Carol unconditionally. Too many people live tit for tat. “I will do this for you IF you do that for me” or “you we’re mean to me so I am going to be mean to you”. You shouldn’t treat anyone like this much less someone you love. We should all remember that everything on earth is temporary. Every thing and every one.

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