Selflessness is an attribute of true love. And my grandmother is just that! Recently we celebrated our Elise’s first birthday. And just like clock work Granny Poo sent a check for her gift. I reflected on it when I thought about the way my grandmother gives. She has been blind most of my life. But that hasn’t stopped her. Her memory for a 92 year old is miraculous to say the least. She is like a walking calendar. She remembers each child, grand and great-grands name, birthday, and most phone number by heart (including their spouses) Faithfully she has never missed a birthday. I believe she is able to do this because of the way she loves.
Granny Poo is a giver and she gives selflessly. She doesn’t see us often because we live far apart. She can never ‘see’ a picture of party. Or set her eyes on the infamous blowing out the candles moment. Or watch her great grand’s eyes light up with excitement and gratitude as they open the gift she purchased. Yet she gives anyways. She faithfully gives knowing she makes a difference!
I had to ask myself...could you or do you love like that? Are you intentional to pay attention to the details of the loved ones/ or people around you just out of love? Do you give cheerfully knowing that your gift is making a difference? See 2 Corinthians 9:7 Gifts are always meant to be given away!
Ask the Holy Spirit to show you the motives of your giving and how you love others around you. Most of the time we love or give because it benefits us (almost immediately)...Her example and seeds of unconditional love have impacted generations and those to come! Remember love “does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”(1 Corinthians 13:5) She has established an inheritance of love in our family. God is love and so is my Granny Poo. Over the years she has taught me by example to not just read the Word, but be the Word.
Grateful for God’s unconditional love,