He sits at the table, sticky with the day's fillings, and he works hard to fill his mind, memorize Truth.
Afternoon gold shines warm on his back and his seven year old dimples, they entirely undo me. He is giggling at his own missteps.
Matthew 7:12 is on his plate, a heaping helping of simple truth. He is literally feasting on the Word and filling his spiritual appetite with things that fully satisfy, that will last all life long and carry him to old age. Is there any better food to feed young minds?
Often is the case that simple is best. Case in point, this blunt list, words to live by, to take responsibility and honor others. So 'Norman Rockwell', so true. Many years I have seen these words, in many different places, but, can I remember where?? My apologies for not citing where I first found these words long kept on a scrap of paper.
Maybe the refrigerator is a good place for this list?
The Golden Rules of Living
If you open it, close it.
If you turn it on, turn it off.
If you unlock it, lock it up.
If you break it, admit it.
If you can't fix it, call someone who can.
If you borrow it, return it.
If you value it, take care of it.
If you make a mess, clean it up.
If you move it, put it back.
If it belongs to someone else and you want to use it, get permission.
If you don't know how to operate it, leave it alone.
If it's none of your business, don't ask questions.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
If it will brighten someone's day, say it.
If it will tarnish someone's reputation, keep it to yourself.
It's simple truth. I like simple.... and I like truth.