9 Days til Christmas ~ Recognize

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Family Updates, Featured, Ministry Reports | 3 comments


To honor others is a simple act that can mean the world to others. Napoleon knew the value of honoring his

Awards such as this one given out during the Civil War were worn with great honor.

men who were willing to lay down their lives. While war was raging on the front lines, he was seen at the rear honoring those who valiantly fought. He is quoted to have said, “With a handful of ribbons I can conquer all of Europe.”

1. Recognition of special days or anniversaries

An assignment was once given to some high school student to randomly select names from a phone book and send out generic congratulation, sympathy and thank you cards. A high percentage of the recipients actually wrote back and thanked them inquiring how they possibly could have known how meaningful it was. Amazingly, people all around us are going through different times of joy and sadness, grief and loss, success and failure. When you take time to make others feel important by honoring them, it can mean the world to them.

During Christmas season we are given cards and almost expect them, but what if you were to focus on giving the same amount of cards individually throughout the year next year? Can you imagine how meaningful they would be?

Priscilla has a special knack when it comes to honoring others on their special days. She can find a reason to do some random act of kindness and it can really make an impact. From beautiful hand-made cards to a plate of cookies, Priscilla has a way of making an impact. Try it out during the next week to find someone somewhere that has a birthday, anniversary, important decision and encourage and honor them.

Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king” (I Peter 2:17).


  1. hi i want to say thank you for your lastest postings. I recognize this and it’s a blessing to read. also i recognized that you have to number days 3 instead of a day 3 and day 4. last but not least i commented on the pecan story post but my comments haven’t been added up yet. my question is do you see all your comments in one page or do you need to click on the post to see that someone wrote something. thanks

    • Thanks for the comments, I don’t always get time to go through all of the comments and I do view them on different pages. Thanks for the reminders!

  2. This past August, my sister-in-law celebrated her birthday. The days just got away from me and I let it go by unrecognized… not even a phone call! But I didn’t think much of it. I told myself that she was an adult and birthdays weren’t a big deal to grown ups. After talking to my brother, I realized how much I hurt her feelings. It was much more difficult to ask for forgiveness than it was to say Happy Birthday. Your blog reiterates this. People want the special days in their lives to be recognized by the special people in their lives.

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