While I was outside taking these photos today, a quick little shower passed my way. It come out of nowhere, a huge black cloud. But the shower was done and over with in less than a minute.
It occurred to me that life is like that sometimes. A problem comes our way and suddenly all we can think of is doom and gloom and in no time it's over and if someone should ask us about it, we have forgotten what it was all about.
I watched my parents go through many struggles, but they never let the bad times define them. For instance one of their babies died when I was about five years old. They talked to us about it and we went to visit the graveside occasionally, but the death did not define who they were.
When our families house burnt down, they often spoke of it, but in terms of gratitude for God's wonderful provision in the aftermath. We weren't a family that had lost a child and whose house burnt down. We were a family that God had blessed so tremendously.
There is a lesson to be learned in that, I think.
My husband has a saying that he repeats often, "God is good to me and He is good to me all of the time." I love it!
I am so grateful for God's wonderful handiwork. I enjoy my yard and flowers SO much!
I just recently realized that Peonies do not smell especially pretty until they have been taken off of the bush and are put on display. Then their fragrance can fill a whole room. Their fragrance is much like a roses fragrance.
What defines you, the sadness of life or the gladness of life? Life brings plenty of both, but I want the GLAD times to define me, then I will always have a reason to smile. I will have a positive outlook.
WISHING YOU LOVE IN YOUR HEART...PEACE IN YOUR SOUL..AND JOY IN YOUR LIFE.....ALWAYS...