A little lesson about loss and opportunity...or Attitude is ALMOST Everything!
Last year I posted about Finding Perfect Treasures.
I had found this little French Bust at a garage sale for a buck.
A couple of weeks ago, I bumped it and sent it crashing to the floor, in pieces.
OK - so I spilled last week about my lack of grace - literally.
Here's just another shining example.
I was irritated, needless to say. It had only cost a buck,
but I would probably have paid THREE or more.
But...I found it amazing that even though the bust
was in 5 pieces, the head was intact.
And the little guy was staring at me as if to ask. "WHY???"
So I started puzzling out the pieces as if I might be able to glue him back together.
I don't much like things that have been glued back together, though.
It's almost as if you are ignoring the tragedy as if it never happened.
What I DO find intriguing, though, is the creative re-purposing broken or
obsolete items into a new creation with a new function - a new life!
I will keep the little head until I find a new way to use it.
I can see it peeking out of a sweet potato vine in the garden, or
combined with other disconnected elements to form a
whole new person. The tragedy that could have
ended everything has necessitated a new direction.
The mess has become the message.
The new creation is evidence that there is
another way, and that the other way can be a good one.
If you don't lose your head during the process.
Word for the Day:
1 Peter 2:21
To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you,
leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
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