Monday, July 15, 2013

Working Together

Working with preschool children can be challenging. Everything in their world seems to rotate around ...them.  Trying to teach them to share and play together has its moments.

I love when the children get to experience doing something together and having it turn out better than if they did it alone.

Sometimes I have to chuckle to myself.  Many adults have that same independent attitude and 'don't play well with others'.

I love how God creates each one of us individually.  No two of us are exactly alike.  To one He may give a talent for organization.  To another a gift of hospitality. To another He may give a gift of leadership or a desire to help others. Instead of being jealous of someone else's talent, why not appreciate the gift He has given you and use it to glorify Him?  Maybe we can learn like children?  After all, the project just might work out better if we each use our gifts working toward a common goal.

In the meantime, we can still express our individuality in many different ways.  How about these awesome pink and white nails?

I continue to count my every day blessings.

#864 Another visit to The Simple Farm to see and appreciate how Michael and Lylah are using their talents to grow fruits and vegetables and make the most amazing goat cheese
#865 Wonderful conversation with other believers
#866 Teaching kindergarten through 5th grade children about 'money' for two days and helping them to differentiate between a need and a desire
#867 Watching them use their 'money' to make purchases while not forgetting to record each one so as not to overspend
#868 Playing along with the preschoolers when they hid behind the cubbies when they saw me through the window and then jumped out when I wondered where they were
#869 My car that is holding up well despite being 13 years old
#870 My body is starting to respond to the exercise I've been consistently doing for the past five weeks each day
#871 For the conversations I have on the phone with my dad in Florida
#872 That my dad is willing to go on Facebook and learn despite being 84 years old

I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience for Multitudes on Mondays.




Blessings and love,

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8 comments:

William Smith said...

Yes, what we learn in kindergarten sometimes has to be relearned.

Debbie said...

Good morning! You have some REALLY good thoughts here Deb, and I will admit I have definitely been guilty of feeling like I would love to do what others have been gifted to do and I haven't been. Measuring ourselves against others is just NEVER a good idea. It does take all of us working together. Thanks for this reminder this morning. Enjoy your day!

Joan Davis said...

I love this! We are all unique and have different skills and gifts, but together, we all form a beautiful purpose.

Blessings, Joan

david edwards said...

yeah for your dad trying to use facebook (I'm sure his little girl had something to do with it), your car is in Phoenix - it will last, and you had to remind me I'm not keeping up exercise = good for you! peace and prayers

Joy said...

Nice post Debbie and awesome reminder to accept that we are different from each other and use that differences to build up.
A grateful heart is a merry heart:)

Sandy said...

Enjoyed your list, Debbie, especially that your dad is learning about FB and that your car is 13 years old. Mine is 11 and still going strong.

Sonja Goodson said...

All of your descriptions of the kids and how they work together are such a picture of how we as 'God's church' are supposed to be, and so many times we don't look like that. Leave it to a child to teach the adults.

Yay for your dad Debbie, for making his way around FB. I've gotten on and then unjoined, I was sure it would be a temptation to spend too much time there, although sometimes I'm still tempted to do it, as it's such a quick and easy way to be in touch with so many friends... Maybe I'll reconsider at some point... :)

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

love your list...how precious of your Dad and thanks for making your list, I am blessed by reading it
blessings on your summer job!

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