Our daughter, Carson, is a senior this year. Her high school announced the Senior Superlatives earlier tonight.
You remember the Senior Superlatives, right? The infamous peer awards voted on by the senior class. Most handsome and beautiful. Best dressed. Best athlete.
(I dreaded the Senior Superlatives when I was in high school. I would have never been voted handsome, best dressed or the best athlete.)
Carson brought one home that made my heart smile. Our baby girl was awarded “Most Likely to Brighten Your Day.”
Wow. Most likely to brighten your day. What an honor!
I shouldn’t be surprised. Carson has a genuine care for others. She has an infectious laugh, a big smile and loves the underdog. She just has a presence that picks up your spirit. Carson has an innate ability to sense when something is wrong- and try to do something about it.
But isn’t that what we should all strive to do?
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
We are called to encourage and edify others. But it doesn’t stop there.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
If we are to bear one another’s burdens, we need to do more. It’s more than an affirming smile. It requires an investment in people. We need to increase our awareness of the needs of others and make a point to engage in their lives.
We need to engage with others in meaningful ways. It takes effort.
You can learn a lot from your kids.
Please pray for me to be more aware of how I can help lighten the load of others. And please let me know how to pray for you.