Early mornings are my favorite time of the day.  This morning was no exception as I sat in my favorite spot looking out the window sipping my coffee quietly talking to God.  There’s no better way to start the day.  I started thinking about one of my favorite quotes that I’ve posted before, “Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it.”  I don’t know if this means as much to you as it does to me, but this is one of my favorite quotes.  I had such a beautiful day with my two oldest daughters Saturday as we met for coffee at one of our favorite coffee shops (and of course a little shopping).  I can’t  even begin to tell you the love and respect I have for these two.  It was so apparent the condition of their heart from their conversation and my heart was full of such pride and admiration.    The heart is where it all starts and I want to always be mindful and have a heart so full of love and respect for God that is apparent to my children and others around me.  Think about what we are projecting to the world around us.  What does our heart tell others about us?  My girls probably have no clue how happy my heart was listening to them talk among themselves while we were together Saturday.  There was such love and respect that can only come from a heart of love.  Remember the saying, “Birds of a feather flock together?”  I want to stick with the happy flock with hearts full of love and contentment.  Life is too short to live unhappy with a heart full of bitterness.  I challenge everyone who reads this to search your heart and let those around you feel the love only God can give.  Imagine our world if we all really took this to heart and treated others as we want to be treated, with love and respect.   I love the thought!

~ Happy Valentines ~