#55 In a Day.
by Erin Napier
Have you ever heard of this movie called In A Day? I bet not, but it is a really special one… Sort of like Amélie in that this man decides to be extremely kind and change the life of the girl who works in his favorite sandwich shop. For one day, he gives her everything she could ever desire. I won’t give away too much, just know that it’s worth putting on your Netflix queue.
It was sort of fitting after today, because I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we can give back to those around us. If you see a need that you can fill, then do it. If you have a dear friend who’s going through a hard time, sometimes it’s good to just let them know you’re thinking of them, to give them any bit of knowledge you can that might be helpful to them. In our Bible study class this morning on Beth Moore’s Breaking Free series, we talked about how some women never get to be mothers for whatever reason, and that maybe God’s plan for them is to “mother” those people who are younger than them who might not have that sort of influence in their lives. I guess I feel that way about what we’re doing with the youth in Ben’s group. I don’t feel like there is a void in our life, I don’t feel unfulfilled, I don’t feel the need to have a baby any time soon… And maybe that’s because my job for now is not to be a mother, but to fill the need these kids might have for whatever I can offer. Advice, encouragement, whatever… I’m no expert, but sometimes people just need to know someone cares about them. That someone is listening. Some people are able to fill the needs of others with money, some with service, and some with love. What can you do for someone else?
This was a rambling post because I’m one Benadryl down and struggling. Forgive me. Goodnight world!
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!