Not in love? No problem, neither am I. But that doesn’t mean you and I can’t participate in this season of all things love. In fact, when I began to think about it in the context of being a Christian, this month is especially suited for us. With I Corinthians 13:4-8, in mind, I came up with of list of tips that all of us can do to love and to serve.
Tip #1- Share your favorite scripture with your friends and tell them why it’s your favorite. It’s so easy to become discouraged and sending a note to a friend with your favorite scripture may just be what is needed.
Tip# 2- Write a note to a friend or family member using eye catching stationary and mail it! I know it’s a bit old fashioned, but who doesn’t appreciate receiving a handwritten note from someone special in your life?
Tip #3- Share the name of a book that you read recently that you found extra special. Perhaps do a book exchange.
Tip# 4- Cook a dish that you know your friend would enjoy and use that as an excuse to pay a visit.
Tip #5- Invite a guest to Bible study or to church. How many times, have thought I wish, Abby were here? She would have loved to hear this lesson.
Tip#6- Share your favorite Valentines Day dessert recipe with your best friend.
Tip# 7- Make a batch of hand sanitizer with your favorite essential oil and give it as a gift.
Tip# 8- Go thrifting with your friends. Set a five dollar limit and exchange gifts on Valentines Day.
Tip#9- Offer to watch your friends’ children for afternoon, so that she can take a nap or get a facial.
Tip#10- Actually meet up for coffee. Set a date and keep it!
Tip#11- Go to your favorite exercise class together.
Tip#12- Commit to checking in at least once per week.
Tip# 13- Offer to walk the dog, so your friend can go and see her grandmother in the nursing home.
Tip#14- Go out as a group to celebrate your friendship. The more the merrier!!
Bonus tip, write a poem about friendship and share it on your social media timeline. Go here for tips on writing poetry. https://self-publishingschool.com/how-to-write-a-poem/
While the world may view love from the lens of chocolates and romantic dinners, although very nice, love is so much more! It is abundant, compassionate, durable and it serves others exactly where they are. 💗
In Christian love,