Every Friday, I’ll post thought provoking discussion starters.
My brother and sister-in-law were going to host their small group and I volunteered to make the dessert since I was in town. Listening to the options Debbie gave me, I first thought of choosing one of the chocolate options because that would be my preference. But, I didn’t. I chose to make the lemon bars because lemon is my brother’s favorite flavor.
I was surprised how often I thought of Dave while making them. Then, later, with anticipation, I cut the bars from the 9×12” pan. After dinner, he passed the plate and waited until everyone had one. I enjoyed waiting for his reaction after he took his first bite.
Putting Dave’s preferences first was freeing. It was right. I was surprised by how much joy I experienced in my simple decision. He loved the bars and I did, too. I’ll be making them for my friends in Fort Worth. Debbie will make them again, too.
When’s the last time you put someone else first? How did you feel? How do you think that person felt?