As long as I can remember, I have always made my bed each morning. It was requested by my mother when I was a child and a teenager. As I got older, it just became a habit. A few years ago, I read a book called, Make Your Bed, a New York Times Bestseller by Admiral William H. McRaven based on a commencement speech that he gave at The University of Texas. In his book, Admiral McRaven says that “if you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.” I really admired his philosophy, “If you can’t do the small things, you will never be able to do the big things.”
Recently I had someone share with me that the reason they make their bed every day is because it is such a gift to have a warm bed to come home to each night. They went on to say that they make their bed in the morning so they can “unwrap the present” that having a bed is to them every night.”
It’s all in the perspective. My attitude has changed from something that was simply a habit, to a feeling of accomplishment to have performed my first task of the day, to gratefulness for a home and bed to return to at the end of each day. I am so thankful that God has put people in my path to help me see things with new eyes. The book, Dynamite Prayer, on day 4, talks about having “new eyes.” I pray that I will continue to “view everything and everyone with potential for God’s transformation” ----- including myself.
Mark your calendar--Our next Emmaus gathering is Monday, February 5th Come prepared to have dinner, commune with everyone, worship God and be filled with the Holy Spirit. @Light On the Hill - Nutrition Center
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