How “Three Things about Your Day” will Bless Your Family

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When Sue Donaldson invited me to participate in her series, Every Table Tells a Story, I was hesitant.

You see, Sue writes these beautiful posts at Welcome Heart that speak of sharing Jesus through joy-filled hospitality. Oh, and she shares some great recipes, too.

So, back to my hesitation. I am not at home in the kitchen.

Did I say that out loud? Aagh!

I cook . . . well, kind of. I’m great with a microwave, toaster oven, and crockpot. Fast and easy meals that don’t mess up the kitchen are perfect. And because I don’t consider myself an expert at the cooktop, I’m not a relaxed hostess.

What could I offer to a series focused on sharing food and fellowship tips and ideas?

But then…

Sometimes you just have to take a step outside of your comfort zone and go for it. Because hospitality is about our hearts and homes to share God’s love with our friends and family.

It’s really not as complicated as I make it.

So, I thought about one of my favorite “around the table” stories and one of my family’s favorite recipes and I agreed to join the “Every Table Tells a Story” team.

Here we go…

How “Three Things about Your Day” will Bless Your Family

Some of my favorite times with my family have happened around the dinner table.

The television is turned off, the phones are set aside, tablets are left in the other room, and we all stop our busy schedules for just a moment look at each other and talk.

Three generations discussing life with a little humor and a lot of love.

Our grandson is six years old and in kindergarten. The last time we visited, he included us in their every night family conversation.

It’s so easy and is an equal opportunity exchange for everyone – regardless of age, opinion, or experience.

“Tell me three things about your day.”

That’s it!

Good, bad, or ugly.

So, we went around the table. His mommy and daddy shared a little bit about their work day. T usually talks about who he’s played with at recess but since he’d spent that Spring Break day at Science City with grandma and grandpa, he talked about digging up fossils and testing his strength.

Rev and I our favorite parts of the day.

And then…

The third thing. Something they say every night.

“I know I love you!”

Whatever has happened that day. Fun or not so fun. One of the most important things to remember is, “I know I love you.”

It would totally bless my day if you would head over to Sue Donaldson’s to read the rest of the story and get a copy of my recipe for The Best and Easiest Potato Soup Ever.

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10 thoughts on “How “Three Things about Your Day” will Bless Your Family

  1. Love this! We do three things about your day with the kids and it’s always fun to hear what they have to share. Sometimes it’s heartbreaking, but most times it allows them to see the good, even in the midst of a bad day. Love your heart to inspire families friend. xoxo

    1. I love that you are using this with your kiddos and especially the way it gives you an opportunity to point out the good when the day seems hard. Love you, sweet friend!!

    1. It is so simple, Lauren. You’re right! And yet it was the opening to a great conversation and I loved that our grandson loves doing it so much, he initiated it the night we were visiting. Asking God to bless you bunches!!

  2. Hi Deb. I read your post here and at Sue’s blog. What a sweet idea! Now that I’m home with my children for summer break, this will be a good practice to start over lunch. We’ll carry another version over into supper. Thanks for the inspiration! Visiting from #livefreethursday.

    1. Enjoy your sweet summer moments with your kiddos, Sarah. And I’d love to know more about the version of this you use at supper time. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know this blessed you! Sending you a big hug!

  3. Deb, I can’t wait to read it and pick up your potato soup recipe. Thanks for sharing your family’s dinner table routine — I just love that! And you’re right, hospitality is all about the heart and the people we spend time with!
    Blessings to you!

  4. I love this, Deb! It’s a great conversation starter ♥ When my kids were younger (and sometimes now I try again 🙂 ) I ask my kids for 3 great things about their day before they started any “complaints”. My eldest had a propensity to want to always talk about the negative and miss out on the good. It really helped, though, and over time changed the way he looked at his days!

    Love that you are guest writing over at Sue’s. She is awesome!
    Blessings and smiles,

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