My hubby reminded me of this fantastic lesson from my days at Weber State University. Dr. Randy Chatelain taught us this cute daily reminder.
The LDS pioneers who settled here in Utah came with very little. They had almost no money, but had a sincere desire to pay their tithes and offerings to the Lord. Since money was scarce, they came up with more creative ways to show their thanks for all they had been blessed with. Some gave 1/10th of their crops, others 1/10th of their animals, etc. All the food went to the bishops' storehouse to help those in need. The best 1/10th was always what was given.
The pioneers literally saved their best chicken for the Lord. We need to remember this in our daily lives in that we need to "save the best chicken" for our family. We go about our day, spending 90% or so of ourselves on our jobs, our errands, and all that we do. At the end of the day, do you find yourself with one half-dead chicken to give to your family? Don't they deserve the best? Remember to save the best of yourself, your best chicken, to give to your family at the end of the day!