Saying Yes

Day 18

photo by Steve Richey

I have seasons when I am often out of the house helping my mommy friends with their little ones or out meeting with other friends for coffee and heart talks. The past few weeks have been pretty quiet around here. I think it’s partly been because I’ve been so tired to let others know that I’d like to help and listen when my body allows me the energy.  I also think people tend to let first-tri mom’s have their space because they are aware of the woes it can bring 🙂

As I’m slowly coming out of my sleepy haze and disbelief that this is really happening, I’m realizing I’ve had a lot of “me-time” lately. Earlier this week I helped a friend’s family out while their mom is in another country bringing home their Ethiopian son. I was able to take two of their kiddos to Classical Conversations (homeschool group) and help out in their classroom. It was such a blessing to be able to serve them and to see those precious kiddos’ personalities play-out in their environment. I was also able to learn so much more about Classical education. Saying yes to them was not just a blessing for that family, but it also blessed my socks off too.

It was that day I realized I want to make myself more vocally available to my friends. Many of them know I don’t work, but I don’t think I’ve shared with them my desire to be available for their needs.

Many of you may work or have little ones at home and so you are the ones who need the help at times. I encourage you ask those who may be in a season where they have the time to say yes. If you are like me and have a little more time on your hands, let them know and say yes more often.

As with everything, there are boundaries and at times you will need to say no so you can do the things that need to be done at home, but my challenge for myself over the next few weeks is to say “yes” more often. Saying yes can be hard at times, but I know from experience when we love and serve our friends and neighbors, we will be blessed ourselves.

Who are the people in your life you can serve? Who are the people you can ask for help?


This post is part of a 31 day series of Living Unplugged with The Nester. You can find the list of my other posts here.




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