The Blessing of Honor


I attended a brunch last Saturday where each table hostess was asked to ‘decorate’ her own table in a way that reflected her personality and/or in a way to bless those who would be sitting at her table.

I’ll post about my table another time, because to stay true to ‘Notice the Celebrate Small Moments’ at Chatting at the Sky, I took time to notice this table:


This lady had used china that her mother gave her, a tablecloth and napkins that her mother had made, and had various pictures of her parents and other treasured momentos around her table.

Because I love anything ‘old’, I asked her about her table, and she told me how special this table was to her because her and her mother, never really got along… This table was her way of honoring her Mother, even tho’ things had not always gone smoothly, of taking a moment and sharing things that were dear to her mother, of letting by-gones be by-gones and celebrating the hospitality that perhaps, in some way, she wished her own mother had been able to show her.

It was a beautiful display that healed hurts through the simple act of remembering, and choosing to honor and bless instead of curse.

A good reminder for all of us through this holiday season…..who is the hardest person in our life to love?

Who could we ‘do without’ for very personal reasons?

What hurts could heal if you chose to honor and bless them?   

hmmm….something to think about….stay on this post for just a moment and think those questions through for your self.  How could you CHANGE the course of holidays to come by a simple act of blessing?

It is a choice which you have the power to make….


8 Responses to “The Blessing of Honor”

  1. emily Says:

    This was so beautiful. I love the way you highlighted the importance of choosing to bless rather than curse. What a picture of redemption and forgiveness is this simple table setting. Thank you for noticing it and seeing the holy in the midst of the small.

  2. EEEEMommy Says:

    How beautiful! What a fabulous example! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Mom Says:

    Makes one think, doesn’t it????

  4. Katie Says:

    Wow, those are some powerful thoughts. Very powerful! I’ve got some thinking, praying, and “honoring” to do… Thanks for making me think about this. (That table is beautiful, by the way, and I love the idea of that brunch, having each lady set up a different table!)

  5. meg Says:

    what a beautiful story! thank you for sharing this!

  6. Kelly Says:

    This is a wonderful post! Thank you for sharing it. What a beautiful table visually and how much more beautiful is the thought and gift behind it. (I love those sorts of luncheons where everyone decorates a table but I have never seen one with so much thought as this.) Thank you for truly encouraging us to honor others. I did resist the urge to click the mouse to something else and I stayed here to think as you suggested. I have a good idea. Thank you! Kelly

  7. *Just Jen* Says:

    What a BEAUTIFUL post and table! It brought a tear to my eye because it reminded me of the china that was passed down to my mother from my grandmother that will some day be mine. Happy Holidays!

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