There is a line in one of my favorite movies I often quote. “You’re killin’ me, Smalls!” If you haven’t watched Sandlot, I recommend it. This phrase comes in handy. Sometimes we say or feel this because we are frustrated when others don’t understand us. However, many times ministry literally is killing us.
I love coffee in the morning – the smell, the warm mug in my hands, the taste. It starts my morning out well. I also love the smell of rain. It fills the air and reminds me of my childhood when I would play outside in the rain. I love my husband and my family. Have I told you about my grandsons? I love it when Rye and Roman see me and start yelling, “Gigi, Gigi! I missed you.” Bear hugs and kisses follow. It just melts my heart. I could go on and on.
During the 1970’s, I heard the phrase “attitude adjustment” a lot. Probably because my parents thought I needed one.
One of my daddy’s favorite sayings was “You catch more flies with honey than vinegar!” Even though my daddy has been gone for over twenty-five years, I can still hear that in my head. It is ever present in my conversations with others. When I answer the phone or someone comes to my office, this saying flits across my mind.
How many times do you want to slip in the background? Not be noticed? Fly under the radar?
Think about it. Are you running on fumes? As I sit here and write, that is where I am. I just want to close my eyes. I’m exhausted, weary and dog tired! Dog tired – I’ve heard that all my life. What does that mean? I have three dogs and they sleep most of the day waiting for me and my husband to get home. They are overjoyed when they see us and can’t wait for a walk and some food. Then, guess what? They are ready for another nap. They can’t be tired!