Café Au Lait and Beignets

December 3, 2008

In New Orleans, the famous Café Du Monde coffee and Beignets (French donut) Stand is a 365 day/year-24 hour/day operation.  The Café Au Lait coffee is the best in the world.  I love that place and have most likely eaten 1,000’s of those beignets over the course of my life.

Just recently, I was back home visiting family, speaking at a church, and attending the Monday night Saints football.  A high priority stop I had planned was to go to Café Du Monde to live it up and scarf down beignets (You never count calories while visiting N’Awlins).  You know it’s good when your finished and you have the evidence of powdered sugar all over your face and shirt. And then, I heard my mother’s voice inside of me saying, “A little sugar makes things a whole lot sweeter.”

That’s Truth!   The world and those we come into contact with everyday need “just a little bit of sugar.”  KINDNESS makes everything a lot sweeter.  If you visit Café Du Monde and get an order of beignets, they will be covered with powdered sugar- it’s the magic.  It gets everywhere and everywhere; and you will leave with a remembered experience. So, I ask, what’s sprinkling from your life? Will your time with others be a “remembered experience” or a “regretful experience?”

Blaise Pascal said, “Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” So when you come into contact with someone, just remember to sprinkle some kindness on him or her. This endeavor can be a 365 day/year-24 hour/day moment.

·      You’ll never realize the impact of a smile.

·      You’ll never realize the impact of a ‘thank you.’

·      You’ll never realize the impact of a ‘How are you today’ and really listen.

·      You’ll never realize the impact of a “God Bless You!”

Making a difference occurs one KIND act at a time.  What you sow, you will reap. As agents of God’s love- Let’s shower others with some sugar (LOVE)!  – larry

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