A Good Word

A Good Word

(ROCKWALL, TX — February 22, 2018) So, what happened to, “April showers bring May flowers”?

Or, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb” (or is it vice versa, I’m not sure?).  As I’m typing this, February 18th, it’s pouring rain and blowing a gale!

Doesn’t the weather know it’s February?

What other famous sayings have proven to be wrong?  Growing up Mother always reminded me that, “Pretty is, is pretty does.”  I figured that one out before I finished high school.

“All’s well that ends well” has only worked in Hollywood.  Happy endings usually occur in Disney movies, but they figured out that bad endings sell better…even when the first screen says, “Based on a true story.”

Yikes!  Have you tried the one that says, “Everything in moderation”?  Would you join me in making the list of things that you should have left alone rather than thinking you could moderate it’s use?  The road to hell…is paved with the bloodied bodies of our good intentions.

I richly agree that “health is better than wealth”, but I’m going to continue saving that penny that I’ve earned.

“Two heads are better than one”, but please don’t ask me to be on a committee of ten.  I don’t play well with others when everyone has a different opinion of how to get to the end result.  That’s when silence is golden!  I greatly prefer the question, “Do you want to be a part of the problem or part of the solution?”

I’ve learned, “Life is a journey, not a destination”, but life often does not seem to be what you make it.  Regardless of our striving to make it, the journey is frequently marked by decisions made by others.  I would be content to “live and let live”, but I keep running into people who throw roadblocks onto my journey…detours hindering me from letting you live while I’m doing the best I can.  You’re out of my sight, BUT NOT OUT OF MY MIND!  I see you, roadblock.

How ‘bout a couple that have been proven true every time?  “Look first for God’s perspective and His way of doing things, and then all those things you were worrying about, what to eat, what to drink, what to wear, will be added to you.”  Right after that it says, “Sooooo, don’t worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will care for itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  (That’s the Livelonian translation of Matthew 6:33-34.) I’ve found BOTH of these to be true EVERYTIME regardless of our age or life situations.

That’s a good word for the journey we’re on.  I’ll leave the destination to the One Who Wrote the Book.  Word!

By Paula Lively. Paula is a Volunteer Chaplain at Broadmoor Medical Lodge in Rockwall. She is a VERY retired RN who loves serving the residents at Broadmoor. She and her husband, Fred, have lived in Rockwall for 15 years.

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