What is Your Gift?

3c2ebc4“It wasn’t too long after creation that the animals got together to form a school. They wanted the best school possible–one that offered their students a well-rounded curriculum of swimming, running, climbing, and flying. In order to graduate, all the animals had to take all the courses

The duck was excellent at swimming. In fact, he was better than his instructor. But he was only making passing grades at climbing and was getting a very poor grade in running. The duck was so slow in running that he had to stay after school every day to practice. Even with that, there was little improvement. His webbed feet got badly worn from running, and with such worn feet, he was then only able to get an average grade in swimming. Average was quite acceptable to everyone else, so no one worried much about it–except the duck.
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Enjoy the Little Things

monarch-butterfly-grass.jpg.adapt.945.1Life, can be busy, busy, busy.

Beep-beep-beep, wakes the beep-beep-beeping alarm clock—rushing to put on pants and brush teeth and hair. (Not noticing the rays of sun peeping through the shades of the window.)

Rushing, driving down the boulevard, swerving between lanes of traffic, spilling coffee within your lap. (Not seeing the great, mighty trees, tall with leaves of green.)

Running into the office, type-type-typing on the computer, tap-tap-taping your keyboard in your lonely cubicle. Signing papers, filing papers, mailing papers, treating paper cut. (Not tasting the cake within the lounge.)

5 o’ clock comes, and the day has just begun. You pick up the kids, shuttle them off to soccer, dance, mall, and movies. Mail the mail, pay some bills, pick up dry cleaning and Chinese—(not spotting the flowers in the landscape, hearing the birds in the sky so high, missing the sunset right in front of you, blind to the ballet of the butterflies).

Finally, finally reaching home, only to be bogged by loosening tie, shower, supper, listening to your wife before taking out the trash. Washing dishes, feeding the garbage disposal, locking up the dog, oh look, TV!; hitting the sack. (Missing, the quality time with family of love.) Day done and gone, spent. Only to begin anew tomorrow, with the beep-beep-beeping of the alarm clock.

Life, can be busy, busy, busy. Stop. Breathe. Take a moment and look. Listen. See. Enjoy the little things. Enjoy the little things. Enjoy, the little things.

~Photo Obtained

P-I-Z-Z-A Spells ‘Thank you!’


pizza-hut-trinidad-and-tobago-pepperoni-lovers-pizzaIt could have been different.

I was not working last night but . . . If she had not hit that light pole, throwing the car off course to hit the corner beam of the building, she could have plowed straight through the dining room into the kitchen, killing at least 20 people . . . I could have lost friends last night. Thank You, God! For if it wasn’t for You . . .

When I received the news I was shocked! Something like this happening to . . . it’s scary! So scary. It could have been so different. I could have lost my friends last night! This reality came crashing to me. In an instant, people who I care and love for could have been gone.  Thank You, God that that didn’t happen.

Today, three brutal truths were learned from this event. 1. Cherish what you have now, for it could be taken away at any moment. 2. Your actions, your choices, your sins affect other people. 3. God is still at work today! He is a living God who is still performing miracles. THANK YOU, O MOST GRACIOUS LORD! THANK YOU!

If it wasn’t for Him, it could have been different.

~Photo Obtained