Is food a Love Language?
I’m not sure it’s called out specifically in “The 5 Love Languages”, but it totally should be.
It is for me anyway.
For as long as I can remember, when I’ve felt “called” to help in some way, it’s almost been food related:
-Serving on the dinner crew once a month for the Salvation Army homeless shelter.
-Organizing (and continuing to serve) the monthly dinner crew for the shelter.
-Donations to the church food pantry
-Dropping meals on the doorsteps of friends in need
-Organizing meal trains for families finding themselves with hands fuller than they have time to prepare meals
-Handing out “just because” treats
So when I got the call that one of my dearest friends – a woman with a heart so big I don’t even know how it fits in her body – tested positive for COVID, I sprung to action.
It seemed almost an automatic response.
Because it’s my LOVE LANGUAGE.
And because this woman, who is quite possibly a super hero (7 kids: 3 biological, 3 adopted from foster care, 1 currently in foster care) is being forced to hang up her cape, at least for a pause in time.
I didn’t have to…but I did.
All she asked for were prayers.
I rounded up every prayer warrior I could think of and I asked them to move the request forward: prayers for the case to be mild, for quick and complete healing and for those unaffected within the household to have a shield of protection preventing any infirmity from entering their bodies.
And then I set to work in the kitchen:
–Pasta & Garlic Bread
–Soup & Salad
–Breakfast Burritos & Watermelon
–Cereal, Oatmeal & Milk
–A bottle of wine to celebrate healing
–A note and devotional
I didn’t have to…but I did. Because helping is what we are called to do. To use our time and talents for HIS glory. To hand out a helping hand…just because.
Did you know that August 27th is National Just Because Day?
It’s like a variation of National Day of Kindness and I love another reason to do something “just because”.
Can I encourage you to do the same? You have time to prepare! It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture…a call, text, or note go a long way! A surprise coffee or treat for someone special to you.
The possibilities are endless and there’s really no excuse!
Let us make this a happier place and shower our world with “Just Because” this August 27th!