Covid-19 created an epidemic of gratitude. Family members, friends, and neighbors have been reaching out to each other to "check-in" on them. Several people have posted on social media that they are available if anyone needs to talk. People are delivering food, clothing, and other things to people who are "the most vulnerable." Out of the curse of the Corona-Virus has come love.
One of my clients said she has learned to "smile with my eyes" because our smiles have been hidden under the masks. Elbow-shakes have replaced the hand-shake, and even toe tapping has replaced the hug. All in all we've learned to overcome and adapt to our circumstances, but we also know the healing power of physical touch.
Today is Mother's Day and a time when we usually share our gratitude toward the one who gave birth to us or selected someone as their own. Many, like myself, don't have our mothers around to share this day with. Many people had mother's who were abusive and they haven't spoken in years. Many people have lost their mothers to the recent Covid-19 pandemic. I want to say I'm terribly sorry for the losses of those mothers who brought life, love, and encouragement to others.
In the Bible-Psalm 23:5 says, "my cup runs over" so don't just be thankful -- be TANK FULL. Fill your gratitude cup to overflowing and let it spill out on others around you. Speak kindness and blessings, compassion and encouragement. If you are able, prepare a table for mom, cook up a healthy bowl of gratitude, and serve it on a platter of love so she might delight in the experience her cup running over.
From the Encouragers Team...HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
"You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings."
Day 96: Delight