I’m borrowing this list   —  it was posted before thanksgiving. I think it is a good guide for anytime. I tend, at times when preparing for a family get-together , to focus on the physical, the ‘Martha’ side of the event. Remembering this will help me keep a balance so I don’t over look that silent inner need.

 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: . . . Luke 10:41 -42a

“To-Do” List.

Feed Gratitude. As I nurture this quality, joy thrives.
Feed Flexibility. Our best laid plans may not happen. Guests will be late. Food may get cold, but in the scheme of things, it’s nothing.
Feed Patience. (Lots of Patience)  A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel. Proverbs 15:18
Feed Laughter. There’s nothing better than cultivating an atmosphere of deep belly laughing after a satisfying meal.
Feed Contentment. With all the Black Friday Sales, it’s difficult to remember the balance of “need vs. want.”
Feed Compassion. Even though Old Aunt Sue has shared the same story for the fifteenth time, make her feel as if it is the first.
Feed Encouragement. We’re fragile. A blessed word makes hearts soar.
Feed Forgiveness. This is the year. Lay it at His feet. Let our Lord carry the burden. Extend forgiveness. Experience freedom.  Jen Schmidt

 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Matthew 23:23

 Trust God for your day, ….Today