Pain is inevitable but misery is optional
So, Stick a Geranium in Your Hat and Be Happy!!
As you well know (if you have been following my blog), I’m attempting to “downsize.” However, at every turn, I slow down to look at a book, etc., etc. This morning the above titled book caught my attention and I browsed it again. (Given to me by a dear friend in [perhaps] 2004 or 2005.)
The World’s Greatest Need
A little more kindness and a little less greed;
A little more giving and little less need;
A little more smile and a little less frown;
A little less kicking, a man when he’s down;
A little more “we” and a little less “I”;
A little more laughs and a little less cry;
A little more flowers on the pathway of life;
And fewer on graves at the end of the strife.
- author unknown
I’m overwhelmed by my projects–and proposed projects!! Every time I open a box, there is a reminder of the family that has rejected me. I live with that pain daily.
She waited for the call
that never came; searched every mail
for a letter, or a note,
that bore his name;
and on her knees
and on her feet
all day, she stormed Heaven’s Gate
in his behalf;
she plead for him
in Heaven’s High court;
“Be still and wait,”
the word He gave;
and so she knew
do in, and for,
and with him,
that which she never could.
she went about her chores
knowing, though spurned,
His word was true.
The prodigal had not returned
but God was God,
and there was work to do.