I’ve decided that today is People Day when I’m hoping that we will all tell other people how much we appreciate them.
It feels to me like we live in a world where self sufficiency and independence are seen as the ideal but I think that this African proverb is true:
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
We can exist alone, but real life and fulfilment involves friendships and a reliance on other people. We all need other people and my hope is that we would take time to thank and appreciate those who mean so much to us.
Mothers day is a really difficult and painful day for some,
Some women would love to be a mum but they haven’t been able to.
Some women have been mums but their children have been taken from them through death or other circumstances.
Some people would love to make a fuss of their mum, but sadly she is no longer with them and on Mothers Day they especially miss her.
Some children are reminded that their mums cannot take care of them effectively or at all.
As I celebrated Mothers Day, I also prayed for these and other people who are struggling and I prayed that they would know God’s healing and comfort. If you know someone who may have struggled yesterday, then I hope you will take the time to contact them and to let them know what they mean to you.
Some top tips for how to celebrate People Day:
1. Think about the people who care for you and thank them.
2. Tell someone how awesome (or spiffing depending on how old you are) that they are.
3. Perhaps buy or make something and give it to someone who matters to you.
4. Perhaps write a card explaining what someone means to you.
I have high hopes for People Day. If it goes well today then I’m hoping that we can also celebrate it tomorrow and maybe even the day after that!
Sadly, we can easily take people who we value for granted and as a result there are people in the world who are essential but who feel unappreciated and discouraged.
Let’s make some time to make a difference by encouraging one another today.