National Police Week
~ Support Our Officers ~
Tammy Tangent Tuesdays
Hi Beautiful! I pray your week is showered with sprinklings of love as you walk through each day radiating that Beautiful You! I hope you’re not forgetting to pick up and receive the gifts that the Lord has laid out before you. After all, they are filled with treasures reminding you how highly favored and loved you are. It’s that time again; it’s Tammy Tangent Tuesdays!
This weekly challenge is especially important to me and one that resonates near and dear to my heart. Our great nation is celebrating National Police Week. Since we are all in this together, I believe this challenge in being the hands and feet of God should be highly regarded with sincerity and forethought knowing how much our men and women in blue sacrifice in order to keep peace, order and control, along with our protection, in our communities. I know how easy it is to take them for granted.
When a police officer is sworn in, they take an oath to serve and protect the lives and property of others, while defending and keeping the public safe. These brave men and women are constantly on high alert and live under tremendous stress. They don’t leave their homes and families worrying they might not make it home anymore; they just pray that their dedication and service will make a difference while defending and protecting their communities.
Please don’t let bad experiences or bad press over a few rotten apples cloud the respect and honor these brave men and women are entitled to! Every family has extra-grace required peeps and law enforcement is no different. They need our support more than ever and sadly, their families are suffering as a consequence of these demands. They operate under more fear than any of us could possibly comprehend. Only Great Love can diffuse that fear.
With this whole week being dedicated to National Police Week, it is imperative that we take the time to recognize them by praying for hedges of protection to surround them; that we honor and pray for the families that have lost their loved ones during their sacrificial service; and that we rally around the living officers daily with golden nuggets of support, encouragement and gratitude for all they do. We all need to contribute in making a difference together, one person at a time.
Weekly challenge: This weekly challenge is to go out into our communities and show our love and support by acknowledging these amazing men and women who put their lives on the line each and every day to serve, defend and protect us! We can do this by showering them with love by saying “Thank You” through the means of simply handing them a thank-you note with a $5 Starbucks gift card, a goodie bag filled with treats, offering hugs, words of encouragement, and a whole lot of praise and prayer!
Keep a few of these thank-you cards in your purse and even a few goodie bags in the cup holder of your car; you’ll never know when you might be blessed to hand one out! Let them know personally how much they’re appreciated. Remember, they’ve made a vow to serve and protect; they really do care about those they protect and they want to engage with us and get to know us and our needs. They don’t want to be jeered or feared. We all need to be AFFIRMED!
This is a great way to end division and start modeling to our children and grandchildren our respect for authority while being a part of our communities in being the hands and feet of God. Giving back and restoring unity should be fun while loving on and blessing others with random acts of kindness and cheerful smiles that radiate being Beautiful You!
For all of the wonderful parents and grandparents out there, not to mention our amazing summer school teachers, who are looking for great craft activities with summer coming up, you can have the kids make thank-you cards and draw up cute letters to drop off at your local police departments. Putting together Police Appreciation goodie bags filled with items like Lifesavers, that thank them for the lives they protect and save, or packets of Extra gum, for the extra mile and hours they put in, and hand deliver them whenever you see an officer would leave a lasting impression for all that radiates a joyful heart. For the rest of us, we can send simple emails of gratitude, a handwritten card, or personally handing them a Starbucks $5 gift card with a thank-you note blessing them with words of gratitude for all they do and that we are supporting them along the way and praying for their protection! And you know what, asking an officer if you may hug them while you’re acknowledging their service through praise will help mend a fractured heart and bring it back to life!
Have a great week! Thank you for being Beautiful You!