If you had an opportunity to begin life over, where would you start? Would you think differently, act differently, manage your relations a certain way, change your lifestyle or would you not change a thing? Something to ponder over.
Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Romans 15:7 - Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
A few weeks ago I was surprised to see these yellow flowers on plants that I thought were my Maltese cross plants. The leaves look very similar to the Maltese cross plant, but I was both surprised and delighted to see an inflorescence of cup-like golden yellow flowers that added a splash of colour to the red and pinks in my garden. While I am disappointed that my Maltese cross plants did not come up this year, I gladly welcome the new flowers to my garden and hope they will stay forever.
Life brings new people into our lives, I suggest you welcome them with open arms for they always bring a new idea, a fresh perspective or joy into your life. Not all scattered seed are weeds!!!
If you wish to disconnect from the outside world or declutter your mind, I suggest hiking or walking a trail. It brings your whole being and mind to a calm and tranquil state. It helps you be one with nature. It will change your perspective on silence. It is also an opportunity to contemplate life. Try it!
John 14:27 - Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
To friends and family who lift each other up. Each of us is better for the other. We build each other up by praying, sharing how God touches our lives and encouraging one another. You just never know how your sharing or words can touch another person.
Ecclesiastes 4:9 - Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.
What does my reflection tell me about myself? Well, that’s for me to ponder over and it depends on the time of day. Our reflections do tell us though, that each of us are unique and special. I hope you find that about yourself when you next look at your reflection.
Proverbs 27:19 - As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man.