“In whomever we see a spark of love,
we are their servant.”
In the world today it seems that to be called a servant is a bad thing. There are those who think a servant tends to be someone who is inferior, of lower stature or importance, menial. Perhaps those who have such a low opinion of servants don’t understand that to serve is not always just a job or duty it can also be an act of compassion and love, a privilege.
Is it not true that when you love someone
you want to do things for them
to make their life easier, more pleasant?
Would the world not be a better place if we saw
the humanity, the hearts, and hurts of all people
and served them some respect and love?
“Always remember that you are absolutely unique.
Just like everyone else.”
When I was a kid I hated that I was different. I had a hard time fitting in. I just didn’t think about or like all the things the other kids did. I thought there was something wrong with me. I wanted to be like everyone else. Then I did this thing called growing up. Like everyone, I did the expected, worked, paid bills and behaved myself. Being like everyone else and fitting in was so boring! I didn’t like it. I was happier being different…being me.
As an adult, I am a lot like everyone else but I have learned it’s okay to be the different me, too. Took awhile and a few missteps before I found my place. My way of life works for me though many may think I am a bit odd. For the most part, I follow the rules but if I think they are dumb rules I ignore them and do my own thing. I may not be happier than a lot of people but I think I am more content than most. Works for me.
Are you uniquely you and who you want to be?
Is it important that you fit in?
“Your imagination is your preview of
life’s coming attractions.”
I don’t know about you but I think this quote is kinda scary! I have a vivid imagination and a very creative one. My daydreams are of beautiful scenes and delightful happenings, silly and crazy situations, sweet and lovely stories. But I can also go to the dark side where it is frightening and ugly, sad and heartbreaking, mean and dirty.
Happily, most of my imaginings are of the daydream sort and I welcome them as coming attractions. But there are those that occasionally come from the dark side and if they are previews of the future I rather not be a part of them.
What is your imagination like?
“A weed is no more than
a flower in disguise.”
Some people are looked at like they are nothing but a worthless weed when in fact if time was taken to get to know them they might be a beautiful flower. Maybe the homeless person sleeping in the alley has a gift to share but no one will look past the rags he wears or get close enough to speak to him…or her.
I am as guilty as anyone in my attitude and rejection of these folks.
I am trying to change.
I look at the weeds and sometimes find flowers hiding within.
What do you see when you look at a homeless person?
“A friend is someone who understands your past,
believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”
I don’t know who said this but I agree with whoever it was. True friends are those people who know you, really know you, and still think you are wonderful. They say what needs to be said and keep quiet when words won’t work. They make the good things great and the bad things bearable.
There aren’t a lot of people who are this kind of friend and that’s okay because you only need one to make it through life’s pleasures and perils. I am blessed because there are more than one of these special souls to walk with me on my journey.
Do you have a friend who understands, believes, and accepts?
“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”
My patience does not always
walk alongside wisdom.
There are times when wisdom
is so far away from my patience
I need radar to find it.
How about you?
Do patience and wisdom
walk hand in hand on your pathway?