My point is, I don't know this kid at all, but the only thing he knows about me is I'm the "mean" teacher who took his sucker. I'm not crazy about this at all. Even in a situation like that I could have handled it differently and given the darn sucker back after school and had a more indepth conversation with the kid about why I took it in the first place. At the time I was not thinking about that, but what if I had?
I want the people around me to see that I care about them because in the end people might not remember what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel.
As a Christian, I am to show who God is and the love he has for us through my interactions with others. I am an ambassador of Christ. Sometimes I get busy or too focused on things that don't matter, and I forget that.
What if my only interaction with someone is a quick, pointed word? What if I only get one chance to show God's love and I miss the opportunity? Now, that's pretty horrible.
I want my words and actions to be purposeful, meaningful, and impactful, and not take for granted the love God has shown me by holding it back from others. The greatest commandment from God is to "Love the Lord your God with your whole heart, and love your neighbor as yourself." Luke 10:27. Each day I'm given this opportunity time and time again, I should take that for granted for one second.
Recently I decided to pair my striped blazer with this J.Crew dress and Betsey Johnson shoes I scored on thredUp (use this thredUP link to get $10 off your first order). Both were new with tags and about a quarter of what they would have cost in stores. Score!
I love how my necklace from Rocksbox dresses up this outfit too. If you're not familiar with Rocksbox it's a fun monthly jewelry service. It normally cost $19 a month, but you get a $10 credit towards any purchases. You can also send the box back and forth as many times as you want each month. I'm really loving getting to try it out and you can try it free for a month too. Just go to Rocksbox and use code "newfavoriteoutfitxoxo" at checkout.
Blazer: TJ Maxx similar
Necklace: Rocksbox c/o (use code "newfavoriteoutfitxoxo" at checkout for a month free)
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