Thursday, May 28, 2009


Last night during dinner, Savannah graciously shared her "corn on a stick" with O'Papa. She was devouring her second ear when she realized O'Papa was watching. She held up her ear for him to take a bite.

This morning, I reflected on her actions. She is 23 months old and already willing to share whatever she has with others. She does not know to be selfish. Then the thought occurred to me:

How can we keep her this way?

Furthermore, how can each of us maintain the example of sharing and giving unconditionally?

It seems easy, but most of us struggle some time or another with sharing. I like to think of myself as a very unselfish person, yet I know their are times when I am selfish. Let's all try to find the innocent, unselfish spirit inside of us today.

Blessings and prayers,



Terri Tiffany said...

She is adorable:) My grandson will be two in August and it'd fun to see what's ahead of me:))

RCUBEs said...

I love corn! I wouldn't share it! :)

She is so cute and so thoughtful at such a young age!

I know that when I need to give to anyone, when I give it to the Lord, selfishness will vanish and His overpowering, unconditional love is the driving force for me to do so with others. As long as we do it for Him!

This is a great post especially at this time sister Andrea where there are so many people hurting. I think being God's children, that's our purpose is to help each other, specially our Christian brothers and sisters who are in need. Even through prayers, our heavy loads seem to lighten up. So, glory be to our awesome Father! Love you sister Andrea. I pray you are healed!

Sheryl said...

You kind of hit a nerve, how do we become and remain as unselfish as that little child? I will be praying about that one.

Have a great day.

Heart2Heart said...


Children are so amazing and perhaps that is why Jesus chose to use them so many times as examples of what we should try and become like.

My youngest at 10, is the one of the most thoughtful kids I know. She is countlessly using her allowance each week, to purchase ice cream and candy for her friends that are with her when the ice cream man comes by.

Never once does she think that she should save her money but will give it all away. How do you try and encourage her to not spend it all?

It's been a tough one for us, because we don't want to curb her selflessness to her friends but we also don't want others to take advantage of her either.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Hey Andrea! Savannah is such a sweet soul. She is certainly setting a good example for all of us. I hope she continues her generous ways and hopefully a little of it has rubbed off on me today. Really, this is a beautiful reminder of how we should be living our lives. Thanks so much for stopping by the Five Moms today. There's still a lot of the text lingo that I don't get yet. It's funny how times change.


RCUBEs said...

Sister Andrea, want to share the "Queen Award" with you, so when you get a chance, will you come by? God bless.

momstheword said...

What am adorable little girl and what a precious picture!!!! BTW, I love corn on the cob, yum!

My oldest would share the shirt off his back. When they were little we had to ask him to give us the opportunity to teach his younger brother how to share too.

penguinsandladybugs said...

I love the picture and the simplicity of her gesture. Where DO we lose that?

christy rose said...

This was really cute. I think it is easy for some to share because they have no concern of the suppy ending. Fear of an ending supply will cause us to hold on tight to what we already have.

Helping our children to realize that good things are from God and God has a never ending supply of them might help them to see the freedom and joy in sharing.

This is what I try to do anyway,
Blessings to you today,

Lora said...

What a sweet example Savannah was in sharing her corn. My niece asked my brother-in-law (while he was eating ice cream) if he was a Christian. Then she said "Christian's share."

Erin said...

Awesome picture and terrific post...I just don't know how we keep it going...two of my kids share and one doesn't and I don't know why.

P.S. You'll love Skype when your son moves...for the price of a $30 webcam, you can stay in touch no matter where he is.