Saturday, January 18, 2014
What Splash Are We Making?
It is in those times when our faith and our friendships tap us on the shoulder to remind us of their presence; they lift us. However, this year I've also come to more deeply appreciate the fact that I have choices. I can choose how to react or respond to situations, to the events of a day as it unfolds, to my emotions ... to pretty much everything.
One of my favorite greeting cards urges me to "Scatter Joy". The effect of that choice, which might seem so small at the time, could be extraordinary. Take a look at this drop of water, probably no larger than a ladybug. Yet not only is it innately beautiful, it also creates seemingly unending ripples. It has an effect on things unseen. The drop is transformed into something so much more than it once was. It is a work of God's art.
And so it is with me and with all of us. The choices we make have a ripple effect ... they are transformative in one way or another. By our choices, which are sometimes difficult ones, we can add to the beauty of the world or we can diminish it. We can choose to be light. We can choose to scatter joy. The fog has lifted; the blahs are gone. C'mon ... are you with me? Let's scatter joy together!
Posted by Kathy Flynn