Friday, January 25, 2008

Love Adds a Little Chocolate...

Duty can pack an adequate snack lunch, but love may decide to enclose
a little love note inside...Obligation sends the children to be on
time, but love tucks the covers in around their necks and passes out
kisses and hugs (even to teenagers!)...Duty gets offended quickly if it
isn't appreciated, but love learns to laugh a lot and to work for the sheer
joy of doing it. Obligation can pour a glass of milk, but quite often,
love adds a little chocolate.

Written by Linda Andersen in the book Love Adds a Little Chocolate.

When I came to this in my devotion last night I though about Moriah.

Thank you for being a positive light in my life. Keep on SHINING...


I thought if one thing Love is something I am full of. I'm coming to find that there are so many types of love.
I'm praying for the love that works for the sheer joy of doing it. So if you are praying, join me in praying for that
type of love to be present in my life and in all my works. It's the obligation and duty part that are stumping me.
I have always needed to be appreciated and have done certain things to get appreciated. And am left feeling very
let down and empty when the appropriate gratitude is not reciprocated. I need to do everything, even dutiful things,
out of love and not for glory.

4 comments:

Moriah said...

GIRL! I can't thank you enough for being the best friend a girl could EVER ask for! I LOVE YOU LOTS!

Moriah said...

GIRL! I can't thank you enough for being the best friend a girl could EVER ask for! I LOVE YOU LOTS!

Mom said...

Dawn, your appreciated more than you will ever know. You are a wonderful Mom to your girls and some day they will be able to show and tell you just how much you have meant to them. You've really been put through the ringer the last few weeks with three sick littte girls to deal with, but you've hung in there and done what you know you had to do. Not just out of love, but also with God's help giving you the strengh that you needed. Keep up the good work, your a wonderful daughter and make me so very proud of you. Love, Mom

Erin said...

You are appreciated and admired by this crazy mom. I'm really not sure what I would do without you in my life. Just remember your faith will get you through anything. Love you too much!!