Ecclesiastes 11:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 As you do not know the path of the wind,
or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb,
so you cannot understand the work of God,
the Maker of all things.
6 Sow your seed in the morning,
and at evening let your hands not be idle,
for you do not know which will succeed,
whether this or that,
or whether both will do equally well.
HAPPY IS MY HEART ~
I like the way the Bible speaks of not knowing the path of the wind. I can look outside and see that the trees are not moving. Then suddenly, they begin to move and we can not plan on the wind. I know that God is the maker of all things and I trust the process of life. However, I didn't trust it so much in my 30's of life. So many changes took place in our lives. My husband fell over 40 feet on a construction site and that changed our lives. My brother died from cancer when I was 32 and that changed our lives. We had to sale our house and that changed our lives. Our house was a big house with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces and a huge family room. We moved into a 2 bedroom townhouse and I moved with anger in my soul. Through each experience I lost some trust in God and I had to take ownership of my own life. My own choices changed me and my angry had to go.
Through the years, I had myself growing through each experience. I had to a choice to grow bitter or better in life. I choose bitter for a long time. I felt alone, lost and empty inside my heart. I had only a few friends who understood me. One friend named June who stuck by me since I was a little girl. I had to look beyond my pain of loss to see my gain. I still had a wonderful husband and two great kids. Our kids were 2 and 5 when all this began in our lives. I wasn't the happy mom I should have been but I did my best.
Sometimes in life we can look back and wish we had handle a situation different. We can not go back but we can learn from it. I have become a much better grandmother I think. I have learned to play a lot more and let things go. I always tell my granddaughters, it's not the end of the world and no big deal if they brake something. I remember getting so upset as a young mom when something got broke. Seriously, it should have been no big deal.
The above verse says to sow your seed in the morning. Each morning I am determined to write to you and pray for your family plus friends. I know it feels great when someone cares and shows me. Just a text message of thinking of you or I care helps in many ways. Be you and be happy in this day because we do not know what the day will bring. Just like the wind, maybe the day will bring good but the harder part pops up. God is right here helping each of us.
Thank you for taking time to read this, plant your seeds with positive thoughts and see them grow as time moves forward. I believe all the hard stuff in life can press us forward into new beginnings. Sometimes we just need a new beginning of a day. Purpose this a good day!