On next week’s blog will see how our life can change significantly when we are present. Today I leave you with a post I wrote almost a year ago as an introduction to next week’s one. Did you miss the latest posts? Check -them out! Hope you enjoy it, don’t forget to subscribe to see the second part next week! Enjoy!
22 May 2017
There was me, smiling and feeling absolutely fulfilled looking at him. He was going to sleep and I could get his very important time before to sleep, before going into his dreams’ corner, his peaceful time.
My brother is 9 years old, almost 10. He is my treasure. My little one.
I remember how my heart was so excited to see him for the very first time that could pop out of my chest and run a marathon by itself. It is funny how I prayed almost every day in a year (not kidding) for having a little new sibling, just before having lunch with the family, in front of whoever delighted us with their presence. Sounds cute, isn’t it? Not for my parents, who did not know where to hide when we had guests. Sorry. But it worked!
And almost 10 years later… here I am, sharing with him a few words before he goes to sleep, to encourage his heart and help him to have good dreams.
I realized how important it is for him to spend time with me. It is not about me (at all), I am a mess 99% of the time. 1% of the time I am saying how messy I am. Kidding. I am just not the best sister in the world, but how worth it is trying. Because he does not care how messy I am. He cares about me being there.
He is able to make me laugh when everything seems not to make sense, make me feel important when everyone can give me their backs. There is a little boy, that just need a “big” sister to be there for him. That’s all. Simple as that.
Life can be so busy. Rather, It looks busy. But it is not. It should not be busy for those people that need us. Life is about caring about the living wonderful people that surround us. Who loves us or need us to love them. Those who are still with us, until life encounters to TIME.
Take your time to live. Do not waste your time. Time is priceless, but not endless.
I started doing something very practical when I had to make decisions about how I was going to spend my time. I did not see what could be the visible “profits” about a time spent, rather I started focusing on the things I know for certain I would never regret spending my time on, not in a million years.
That twist changed everything. Sometimes (or rather always) TIME is the best thing you can give. Being there. Wholeheartedly.
That little boy went to sleep with a big smile. I smiled too.
That is life. Do not waste your time. You don’t have time for that!
A friend loves at ALL TIMES, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 17:17 ESV (Bible)
And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:39
-Jesus on “what are the two most important commandments”,do you want to know the first one?
And what about you? Any special things you do with your siblings/friends that you would never stop doing? Share in the comments your thoughts!