Nature gives to every time and season, beauties of its own. Dainty drops, mark the spot bulbs were planted when the days were cold. Soon they will fade and be replaced with summer’s fragrant blooms.
“All things bright and beautiful The Lord God made them all”
Sometimes we can’t see the wood for the trees.
Is this an obstacle, is it a hurdle or is it the resting place we need?
When life presents challenges look beyond the obstacles, there’s exploring to do when we can see clearly and step over the hurdle we suddenly face along the way.
The woodland breathes for us when we stop to catch breath
I am lost in the midst of tinsel and tinkling bells. Crowded streets, shopping madness, the world spins around me. There are homes with sadness, an empty chair whilst people rush on and don’t seem to care. My heart is heavy, anxiety prompts tears, why does this happen at this time of year? Give thought to others feeling sad and alone, they are people the adverts don’t show
Let us be silent that we may hear the whisper of God
There are times when I go through every emotion trying to comprehend why things happen. I become anxious feeling I am a failure and recently I have been deeply affected by people who count potential by their number followers or ‘hitting the popular page’ I don’t want to dwell on the negative side of things I have experienced online recently. I want to feel better by thinking about how I can help someone who may be struggling just like me.
Today I heard sad news from a friend. I have friends from school days who don’t worry about being ‘liked’ or ‘followed’. We haven’t met each other since leaving school yet when circumstances arise we know what it is to be true friends. I am thankful we haven’t lost touch and we have a link which is made stronger when we need each other.
My troubled mind takes solace in the words of CS Lewis
Don’t shine so others can see you. Shine so that through you, others can see Him
It is all too easy to be so involved online with apps and networks and forget to take time to chat with a friend who cares and faces the same or similar problems. Everything changes just like the seasons. Take time at the start of a new season to comtemplate what and who is important to you. Get back to discovering the simple, traditional qualities in life
Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything has? © C. S. Lewis