Picking up the pieces

 

I opened the refrigerator and saw the crystal bowl, as if in slow motion, drop in waves and then hit the floor with a mighty sound of glass splintering and grapes breaking off into all directions.

People use God’s name is so many situations. Thank God it’s cooled down. Thank God no one was hurt. Thank God the storm was less than expected. I often wonder if the name of God is even recognized any more, and if God has become just a phrase to express relief. I wonder if people really mean THANK GOD.

Thank God no splinters flew into the eyes of my puppy, standing off a far, looking as if he had done something wrong. I wondered if he would run off to the “naughty room”, his dog house, as he does when he carries something in his mouth that doesn’t belong there.

No, thank God he stood still and just watched, along with my good old girl, Dakota. Black as the night, wide eyed as children, they just waited for some reaction from me. To their surprise, I laughed. Why not.

My husband says to open any door or cupboard anywhere in the house is like looking for a bomb to explode. This time he was right. No one got cut. The bowl was just a material object, and the only other loss was a bunch of grapes.

I cleaned everything up. Looked at the precarious position of an opened twelve pack of Ginger Ale, I and decided to leave them where they were on the third shelf. Why not live dangerously….

It was so much easier to laugh and smile than to let the current situation overcome my senses and my life. I knew this too would pass.

Now think of politics. Let it go. It is not going to be life-changing to throw away all the moments and days we spend worrying. Let it go, and as it’s been said many times before….

Let it go and let God! The only control we really have is our response to life. I tried being miserable and it sucked. So I gave it up.

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2 Responses to “Picking up the pieces”

  1. Yolanda Says:

    There are so many situations where letting go has been the best choice I have every made. I let go of trying to fund my trip to Cambodia and God provided immensely. I let go of trying to figure out how I could help this little student of mine when his parents weren’t ready to try and God changed their heart. Thanks for this reminder that God is always in control and worry is unnecessary.

  2. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Yolanda, I certainly need reminders too. My 7 year old best friend Dakota recently passed. She was such a wonderful dog gift. I cried for 10 days non stop then asked for Gods help….He is always near to mend the broken-hearted and those who need strength. He wiped my tears and gave me strength. Have a blessed day!

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