A lovely miniature rose tea set graces our front hallway table right now.
I don't even know who gave it to us.
We found a bag on our doorstep one Christmas about 15 years ago, with toys for all of our (then) five or six children. Someone was being very kind and very anonymous.
My seven daughters have passed down the tea set, sister to sister. Every few years, I set it up in the hallway for all to enjoy. It's lost a few pieces to breakage, but it's still beautiful.
And it still brings me to tears.
It helps me to recount all of the ways people have been kind to our family throughout the years. Listening long. Sharing hand-me-downs. Making a way for my kids to go to camp. Teaching classes on interesting stuff. Lending me good books. Babysitting.
I am so thankful. I want to do the same.
How about you?
"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality."
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