Last night, Trey learned the lesson that it's not always about him (gasp!). At three, it's a lesson that will take some time to sink in.
Sometimes, I feel like a three year old, still learning the lesson that it's not all about me. There are others with hurts, joys, pain and celebrations. One of the most significant blessings I believe we can share (and therefore receive) is the gift of caring for another. Making their life the center of our attention for a period of time.
It's the best way to think past our own selves, our own egos, our own circumstances. Is there someone in your sphere that you can connect with? Can you enlarge your sphere to include someone who has a need?
"If you've gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor:
Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends.
Don't push your way to the front; don't sweet-talk your way to the top.
Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead.
Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage.
Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand." Philippians 2:1-4 MSG
"We want to live well, but our foremost efforts should be to help others live well."
(1 Corinthians 10:24b MSG)