Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bigger Picture Moment: What the World Needs Now

Hey mom, can I have the scissors?  I'm making you something with markers and...I need you to write me some instructions, too.

"Sure baby -- what instructions should I write?"

Just write I LOVE YOU.  Okay?  And then go away so I can surprise you.


Here, mom!  Look, BOTH sides are red, and it's for you because I love you SOOOO much.  Now, you need to hang it on your wall, RIGHT by your bed so when you wake up every morning, you'll know how much I love you first thing, okay?  Go get a nail and I'll show you where it should go.

There's really nothing bigger or more simple than this, is there? 

We're seeing the Bigger Picture through simple moments -- moments that force us to stop and take notice of the ways our worlds are important, meaningful, and beautiful. Please join us at Alita's place today! Take a minute to focus on what's real in your life -- what's important -- and record it. Share it, visit the other participants, and let us be a part of your Bigger Picture!


  1. So sweet! My heart just melted a whole bunch. What a lovie!

  2. This is so sweet. I have many scraps of paper on which my kids have written "I love you" that I just can't bring myself to throw away! Now my oldest is 13 and doesn't say it much to me anymore, so artwork like this is priceless!

  3. "... so when you wake up every morning, you'll know how much I love you first thing, okay?" What a sweetheart!

  4. Oh My Goodness!! So adorably sweet!

  5. Nope. There's really not. Such a sweet, sweet gesture. :)

  6. What a sweetheart! That'll be a heart that's saved forever!

  7. I wonder if children know what a gift they are. Love her instructions!

  8. That is so sweet and so right on! we all need that first thing in the morning! ;)


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