From Surviving to Thriving: The Joy of Appreciation

“Are you so desperate for attention you need to act like this?!” I sputtered in exasperation at my oldest. After three days of doctor visits and scans my younger child had returned home with a casted arm. In the let down from anxiety and vigilance, exhaustion washed over my body. I had nothing left to give

All of us long to be seen. We want to be loved for who we are. We want to be appreciated, treasured. We want to be assured that our needs are not a burden to those we love. 

Take a moment today to bless someone today with the gift of being seen. Send a short text to a dear friend with words of appreciation, drop a just because note in the mail to an extended family member, or call a caregiver you know in your community and ask how her day is going. 

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Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

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