Day 31 – Thankful for my loved ones

It’s good to be reminded to love and appreciate our dear ones while we have them with us because we never know what a day may bring.

I have experienced a lot of separations. Have you?

I chose to go overseas for a few years when I was younger. It was a good experience, but I missed my mom, and I’m sure she missed me.

Now two of my older children live in different states from me, one of them a good 12 hours drive farther than the other.

Some of my dad’s relatives live in France. My mom’s relatives live on the east coast. No matter where I go on this earth, I am separated from someone I love.

So, it’s important that I make the most of the time I am able to spend with each one, to rejoice in each moment of positive connection, whether it be in person, by phone, by text or messenger, etc.

I need to work on it more. Do you?

Today I am thankful for my loved ones and for the connections we are able to have, whether face to face or heart to heart by other means.

God has blessed me so much, and I need to keep that thought at the forefront of my mind and heart!

How about you? Can you give me some tips on ways you stay connected and show love to your loved ones?

Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” Romans 12:10 NLT

5 thoughts on “Day 31 – Thankful for my loved ones

  1. This is such an important thing to be thankful for! πŸ™‚ ❀ I've had a few long-distance relationships in the past, and my absolute favorite way to stay in contact with them was to write letters to them (and receive letters back!), and also playing word games with them over the phone/FaceTime. Being able to stay connected with those people in fun, creative ways made me feel so much closer to them!

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      1. Aw you’re welcome! They certainly helped me with my long distance friends πŸ™‚ ❀ I've only done the games idea with teenagers, so we'd do 'Would You Rather,' 'Truth or Dare,' etc., but there are other word game ideas online that work for all age groups! πŸ™‚ You're very welcome!

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