Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I love a good illustration

Ahhh the evils of Facebook...you forget about your blog readers thinking you've already shared things with them. Oh contrare! LOL
But to be totally honest, as exciting as my life is (dripping with sarcasm) sometimes I just don't feel inspired with anything I feel is worth saying. You know, like sharing the details of the raising of butterflies & baby mice! Knowledge that you KNOW WILL make the world a better place!
Ahh let's face it, sometimes life is hard & you just want to get through each day with some semblance of sanity and not causing injury to others in the process.
Such has been my little stretch of a bumpy road for the past while. Without boring you with all the gory details lets just say that when you take antibiotics they aren't necessarily a miracle cure. In fact, if they happen to miss a particular 'something' in your system the results are actually much worse than if you hadn't taken them at all. And then it snowballs making it all the worse! Needless to say I've had very little energy to deal with much of anything...be it physical, emotional or mental.
But with that said I haven't been able to be as idle as I would like. (Preferrably curled up in the fetal position under my warm down comforter.) The world does not stop turning and there's still things that have to be done..much of it isn't fun either. Now at this point I started to write the high points, if you will, of all that isn't or hasn't been fun in my life lately but then I realized I was too tired to count that high. Plus, everyone has stuff & we are all overwhelmed with too much of 'it' at some point. I have always tried to be an optimist, finding the lesson in whatever I'm going through. Sometimes that is easier said than done, especially when your list is long!
But something hit home today while at a women's Bible study. A friend witnessed something that became a perfect illustration for me. She had to stop while a schoolbus left off children. She saw a father running down the driveway to meet the young son. As the boy started to cross the road the father placed his arm around the boy's shoulder for a warm hug & to guide him across the road. He then took the backpack that hung from the boy's back & his books and carried it all for him. His other arm again went around the boy's shoulders. It was pointed out that sometimes we approach God with an attitude of 'what burden do you want me to carry now Lord", instead of asking him to carry those burdens for us. And when we do ask it's like his arms go around us in a warm hug as he guides us through it. It's ok to ask. It's not being selfish to ask for something for ourselves for a change. It's just showing that we are aware of who's really in charge.
So it's late & I'm tired. I had every intention of this being not much more than an update on the critter crew....that's going to have to wait for another day. Ü