A few weeks ago a friend shared with me a statement: “Thank you for breaking my dishes.”
Sometimes it is not until something is well and truly broken do we realize there is a problem.
The story goes that a person had an overnight house guest and in the middle of the night, the host awoke to the sound of dishes being violently broken. He made beeline into his kitchen and witnessed his guest standing in the midst of fine bone china carnage.
The host says to his guest: “Thank you for breaking my dishes!”
I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely certain that ‘thank you’ wouldn’t be among the first 500 or so words that would spring from my lips.
Have you ever noticed how much of your day is spent tending to problems and fixing what’s broken?
Sometimes our problems encircle us and keep us from seeing any of the good in our lives. That’s when we have to look for it, and show gratitude when you find it.
Everything from car repairs to sick children to work issues surround you, thrashing for attention.
With so much competition from the problems and the broken things, the things that are going right scarcely have a chance to be noticed. That triage approach of dealing with the problems first works for most parts of your life, except for one: your relationships.
“If you love someone, set them free.
If they come back they’re yours;
if they don’t they never were.”
~ Richard Bach, American writer
Today is the first day of school here in Charlotte. Depending on where you live, your children may have started classes a few weeks
If I let you go, will you fly away?
ago, or you may be eagerly counting down the days until they fly away for the wonderful first day of class. Continue reading