Such an event occurred last night. We had finished supper and gotten up from the table. Normally, after meals, each girl clears her own place at the table, puts her dishes in the dishwasher and I clean up the rest.
I had gone into another room with one daughter to look at something she had set up. While I was out of the kitchen for a few minutes, one of the girls entirely cleared the table, put all the dirty dishes in the dishwasher and put the dining room back in order.
I was amazed when I returned! More important than the act, sweet as it was, is the servant’s attitude she displayed in doing the extra work without being asked and without coming to receive recognition. It’s like a little light at the end of the tunnel – proof that something is taking root in her heart. What a blessing, simple as it is, for a mom’s heart!
May I continue to recognize these moments as one of the finer things in life.
Read more about what others see as the finer things in life at Amy’s Finer Things Friday.
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