It has been a while since I have written because I have been super busy finishing another school year.  To read my last Motivation Monday CLICK HERE. This Motivation Monday I share with you something that has been on my mind quite a bit. Then I came across a Facebook status update from several years ago that captures the idea perfectly. I would like to share it today: I simply call it “The Peeled Potato”.

The Peeled Potato: Motivation Monday

Facebook 2013: Sometimes it’s the simple things. The other night Leah was downstairs, and I microwaved two potatoes–one for supper, the other to eat when I came back from running errands. I assumed Leah knew that I had cooked two potatoes, and on my way out the door, I asked her if she could peel the potato for me. She gave me a funny look like I was crazy, but kindly smiled and said sure. When I got back home, this is what I found on the counter–a raw, peeled potato. She had no idea that there was a cooked one still in the microwave. Even though she didn’t realize what I meant, she still did all she could to make me happy. Now every time I peel potatoes or see one, I laugh and realize that I have an awesome wife

Appreciate kind people who sincerely care for you. Recognize their efforts, even when it is not what you envisioned in your mind. In the end, they were trying to please you.

Hold on to the people who understand your awkward quirks and embrace all of your anxieties and shortcomings.

Be there for those people who hold compassion for other’s feelings central to their heart. Check in with them just as they often do with you.

In conclusion, I may be a little biased, but I am so thankful for my wife and the caring, loving mother and spouse she is. God was truly looking out for me when we crossed paths. Search for friends and mates with these qualities and never settle until you find the right people. Everyone deserves to be treated kindly. Happy Monday to everyone!