By Shannon Parish
morning as I drove to work, I was left breathless with the beauty that surrounds
us. Watching the leaves on the
trees turn various shades of red, orange and gold was nothing short of
miraculous! Every year I tell
myself, "This is the most beautiful Fall I ever remember.Ē
gorgeous Colorado skies change in a momentís blink of an eye, expressing God's
extravagant creative abilities. Perpetual
motion.... thatís His creation. He speaks a word and it continues on forever, filled with
life, breathing new life into dead things over and over again.
easily we miss such reminders of our Loving Heavenly Father's blessings!
Concentrating on the traffic in front of us, behind us and beside us, we
find ourselves competing for the split second gain we might obtain in our
journey to the office, store, or home. Grumbling
at the mistakes others make in their driving practices, we enter our day with
our brows crumpled and our lips pressed firmly together.
Fellow coworkers, for those who work outside the home, are over heard
complaining about the company, their pay, their bills, their kids, their....the
list goes on and on. At home we
make an exasperated cry at the laundry pile that continues to grow, or the bills
that arrive in the mail, or the empty refrigerator.... or....and the list goes
easily it is to become so entangled with the things of this world!
How quickly we forget to thank our Father that we even have a job, that
we have many kinds of clothes, a car, and a family to come home to!
The next time you catch yourself with the words, "I hate..." or
"I can't stand....," Stop,
and instead turn it around and say, "Thank you Lord!"
You will be amazed how quickly that heaviness that presses upon you will
lift and how differently the world will appear. You will also be amazed at how much sharper youíre thinking
and problem-solving abilities will become.
After all, you've just aligned yourself with the Creator of the Universe
by giving thanks and praise!
~ Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift
A Cartoonist, Graphic Facilitator and Creative Life
Coach, Shannon Parish devotes her life
to encouraging those who are fed up with the 'status-quo' and are determined
and pursue their purpose and destiny in life through one-on-one mentoring,
facilitated workshops and retreats.
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