For act 323, I baked you (and the girls) some blueberry muffins. They didn’t taste great, but it was fun to surprise you with them.
I recently decided that I need someone to mentor me long term. I came to this conclusion partly because I want to see more of the same character growth that’s happened in me through 365 Acts of Love.
So on Wednesday (8/15), I asked a man in our church if he’d mentor me. He said he would. I’m very excited. He’s great in character and wisdom and I’m looking forward to his guidance. What’s very cool about this situation is that he has three daughters just like us, only they’re much older than ours. So he’ll have much to teach me about raising daughters and being a great husband and honoring God and living well. Through it, I hope that I become a man as great as he, one who pleases God in his relationship with his family.
On Tuesday, I set apart some time during our day so that we could pray together. We shared things we were concerned about and others we were grateful for, then we prayed. I wish we would do this every day. I take responsibility for the fact that we don’t.
On Sunday, our middle daughter asked you why you’re always frowning. That was hilarious (to me) because characterizing you as always frowning is to characterize the antithesis of you. You’re always, always, smiling and laughing. You didn’t find her question very funny, though—you moped around for a while and kept asking me if you’re always frowning. Of course I said you’re always smiling.
On Monday, I bought three songs from Amazon: “Smile,” by Nat King Cole, “Smile a Little Smile for Me,” by Flying Machine, and “A Wink and a Smile,” by Harry Connick, Jr. I then made those songs into a playlist and played them next to your bed to wake you up that morning (when it was time for you to get up). You were very confused. When I explained to you that I was making a little joke out of our daughter’s statement, you rolled your eyes (though you weren’t upset). But then I told you that
“You’re always smiling. What she said couldn’t be further from the truth and you shouldn’t take any offense by it.”
That made you feel much better and you, perhaps, came to appreciate my little joke.
Coming soon . . .
I do believe I missed my act of love this day. I can’t think of any act that I did and I don’t have any record for it. At least this kind of occurrence is infrequent.