It is better to give than to receive.

Do I believe this is true?

Do I live this out?

Or is this just a nice idea for those who work with the poor but not so much for a mom at home with her kids?

Obviously, the right answer to this question is yes but it can be excruciatingly difficult to live it out.

For me, it is better to give than to receive, looks like loving and serving my boys generously today without them acknowledging it.

They will most likely ignore my service or even work against it.

In order to live this out, I have to ask myself, am I ready to love and make their lives pleasant today despite how they treat me?

Today, I am reminding myself... don't tally the acts of service. You are the adult. You are their mama - act like it. Selfless sacrifice is going to grow your heart and the hearts of those who encounter it.