I may have mentioned this before. If so, please forgive me. It comes with age. One of my favorite children’s books for teaching all four core subject areas to my students is How Big Is A Foot?. It is a delightful little tale about a king having the royal carpenter build a bed for the queen’s birthday, and the dilemma they get into because they do not know how to accurately measure.
So, how big is a foot, you might wonder. Without a good standard of measurement, it depends on whose foot you are using as the measurement.
I recently was presented with two specific incidences to see just how big a foot was. I visited my father-in-law in Dallas and while there, he asked me if I could assist him in putting on his socks. Then my own father came in just yesterday morning, and asked me if I could assist him in trimming his toenails.
They both are in their 80s. Bending over, seeing what you are doing, and using fine motor skills on your feet is a somewhat difficult task the older you get. But God has given me a servant’s heart, so I was more than willing to assist them both.
How about you? Where do you see that you can serve others? How do you measure up? When it comes to assisting others.
Are you willing and eager to lend a hand to others or are you the one always asking for others to help you?
Let’s all look for those opportunities around us to help others. They’re out there. Every day. Big and small. This week mine just happened to be feet. Something some may not want to touch. But not me! If you recall, even Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. What a labor of love! What an example to us all! None of us are too good to do any task.
So tonight, before I get ready for my New Year’s Eve date with my handsome husband, I’ll probably have a rendezvous with my own feet and a bottle of red polish. Just let me know if you need some too!
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you. Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. Romans 12:3
Love and laughter,