Automatic Reminders

An absent-minded husband thought he had conquered his problem of forgetting his wife’s birthday and their anniversary. He opened an account with a florist, and gave instructions to send flowers to his wife on these dates along with a note signed, “Your loving husband.”

His wife was thrilled by this new display of attention and all went well until next year on their anniversary, when he came home, kissed his wife and said, “Nice flowers, honey. Where’d you get them?”

At least the husband had good intentions. He would have done better though if he would have also put a reminder in his electronic organizer or dayplanner. Whenever you get a new calendar or organizer make it a point to enter family dates right away. If you use an electronic organizer, simply schedule the event to automatically repeat each year and give you a reminder the day before as well.

God wants us to remember those closest to us. Setting automatic reminders to do so will redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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