Sunday, November 21, 2010

Everyone has one. Right?

(2 of my followers have maybe read this one before ~ I think I had a couple when I wrote this one ☺ ~ it's a repost from 7/8/09)

I'll admit, I actually have 3.
Junk drawers that is.
As I was searching for something in one of these drawers today I stopped and thought for a moment.
Here was an ordinary miracle.

This "mess", this "chaos" this "junk" a miracle?

What Wendy, are you talking about?

Well, think about it. The junk drawer is always there. Sometimes it is organized and other times it needs to be gone through. The contents of the drawer need to be looked at and examined. Should it stay or should it go?

Our hearts and minds are a lot like a junk drawer. Sometimes we need to look at ourselves. Really look and take an inventory. Are there things on our hearts and minds that we should let go of ~ throw away? Are there things inside yourself that to others may seem like junk, but to you is a treasure? Are there things in there that we may need or think we may need someday ~ do we really need these things?

Our lives are full of love and laughs, tears and pain, joy and sorrow. People may lie to us and hurt us. They may joke with us and bring us much happiness. Are we able to forgive those we need to forgive? I recently read this from the book The Shack, "Forgiveness is not about forgetting." "It is about letting go of another person's throat."
Can we release our grip and let it go (not necessarily forget, but forgive)? Are we able to love those who desperately need our love and attention?

What does your junk drawer look like?

Does it need to be cleaned out?

Mine did.

1 comment:

Gingerbread Goddess said...

Now I know why a stumbled into your blog recently. Great analogy and that quote will stay with me. Thank you! Thank you!