I hope your weekend was fabulous! Mine was off the charts crazy, wild, exciting, and just heart-filling.
As I mentioned last week this Easter was going to be different for me this year. It wasn’t going to be about new clothes, shoes, and bags. Instead, I was giving up my normal to set out to bless others. As I prepared for my first Easter venture, I ran across quite a few old bracelets that I had stored away.
It is ridiculous that I had so many bracelets (all different shapes, sizes, colors) that I NEVER wear. Would you consider that hoarding? Definitely a bit of excessiveness and waste! I got them all out, put each separate one in a baggy, and then put them all in a bag I could carry to the street corner when we went out to serve others.
Upon arriving out on the street corner, some of us set up tables to give out hotdogs. Yet, some others had bins of clothing to give out. Me, I walked around with my big bag of bracelets and talked to the girls. I had beaded bracelets perfect for the little girls that came out and beautiful bracelets for the moms. They each loved getting to pick out their own Easter bracelet.
The girl that stopped-my-heart was a teenager. We struck up a conversation and I tell you the momma in me wanted to come out with a lecture — What are you doing out here? You should get home. This is no place for a teenage girl to be living. That boy you’re with needs-to-go! Your whole life is ahead of you. But, I resisted!
As she looked through the bag, she quickly spotted a charm bracelet that had nothing but hearts on it. She picked it up and said to me, “Can I have this one? I love hearts. It’s all about love!”
She was so right! It’s all about love.
Those bracelets that had been hidden in my jewelry box for years became a source of converation for me to bless these girls. And in return, they blessed me.
Because, it’s all about love!
Do you have bracelets you could give to others?
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— Alene Snodgrass (@AleneSnodgrass) April 12, 2012