We’re a sports family. My husband and I were both athletes when we were younger (much younger!). In having three sons the thump of bouncing balls, the swish of bats and basketball nets have been a constant in our home for almost two decades. We love to watch our boys play in whatever sport each particular season brings.
What’s even more exciting is when our boys do something exceedingly well and get mentioned in the newspaper. Each morning my husband peruses our local news. If one of our boys gets mentioned, he’ll proudly exclaim at the breakfast table, “Hey, you got some ink!” Fast hands begin clamoring for the newspaper and the boys react with, “where?” Matt proudly shows them what he’s read and where their name appears. It’s quite exciting for an early morning when most of our eyes are not yet fully opened.
Earlier today I was telling my husband that it’s quite exciting when a person gets to see their name in the newspaper, with the exception of obituaries and criminal records. A positive plug in print does wonders for a person’s day!
In today’s society we’re so quick to draft up a quick retort when we’re displeased with a service we’ve experienced, such as bad food at a restaurant, rude associates at super stores or the high prices at the gas pump. But what about when we experience good things in our life; are we as quick to report on that through social media and letters to the editor? I know I don’t do this often enough.
March is right around the corner, almost time for March Madness in basketball. What if we focused on and publically posted marvelous events, conversations, service, behavior or other in the month of March? We could call it Marvelous Moments in March! You could praise God, your husband, children, and workplace, whatever! “…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
Let’s not only think about such things, but publically post them as well! You can get started now and leave a comment about something or someone you’d like to marvel about. We’ve got four days to get our minds ready. Let’s be intentional and share our amazing, Marvelous Moments in March and recognize so many who deserve getting some positive ink!