January 31, 2011
Labor Day weekend, 2010, I went home for a Brown family fun weekend. I was blessed to be able to take my family (me, my mom, brother, sister-in-law, nieces and nephew) to the zoo. We spent the day there and had a wonderful time. My nieces and nephew were stuck to me like glue and I relished every minute of hearing their sweet voices saying “Auntie Kathy”. My nephew, who usually sticks close to my mom, wanted to walk next to me and hold my hand. The next day, we went to church together then to an arcade with go-carts, and trampolines. We ended the weekend with a family dinner. During dinner we talked and laughed about the weekends events.
In December, 2010, I received a telephone call from my mother. She excitedly told me that my nephew, who had spent the weekend with her, noticed my picture on her entertainment center. He said “Grandma, there’s Auntie Kathy....she took us to the zoo and I saw the lion….roar!” My mom and I were floored….not only was I surprised that he remembered me, but he remembered the family going to the zoo.
You never know how such an act of kindness, small investment of time, kind gesture, positive comment, or a smile positively affects another person....and leaves a lasting impression. What type of impressions are you making? Is is lasting? Are your actions glorifying God and leaving a positive mark in someone’s life? Remember, from the youngest to the oldest, people always remember how you made them feel. God bless.