In the summer I like to make bouquet’s out of grasses and wild flowers, well the other day I decided to pick some thistles to go with my different grasses. Believe it or not, they have a very pretty
purple flower and smell so good. I found a big patch of them and made my way very carefully to pick them.
In life we have to go through some big patches of thistles to get to something beautiful, to smell the sweet
aroma that comes out of the possible scratches. Just this last week one of the elderly people I
take care of truly left me feeling all scratched up feeling as if I needed to lick my wounds. He was just
being so mean and hurtful all week long. Friday I was visiting a friend and she gave me a book
about kindness and showing it to others even when we are being treated badly. Man is it ever hard to do that
but I am determined to work even harder at it, not necessarily for the other person, but for myself. Having
feeling of hatred, anger, frustration, etc. causes me to feel badly about myself not to mention the stress and
anxiety that it brings along with it. Lessons are hard to learn but I want to learn them so I do not have to
keep repeating the lesson. I want to become a better more lovely person, because that is what my Heavenly Father
would want of me. He loves me so and I want to show that love to others even when they are not showing love back
1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Worship the LORD with GLADNESS; come before him with JOYFULL songs. 3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with THANKSGIVING and his courts with praise; give THANKS to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is GOOD and his LOVE endures forever; his FAITHFULNESS continues through all generations.
I believe I am beautiful in God’s sight
and I want to show others that beauty! Shanna
“If we want there to be peace in the world, we have to be
brave enough to soften what is rigid in our hearts, to find
the soft spot and stay with it. We have to have that kind of
courage and take that kind of responsibility. That’s the
true practice of peace.” Pema Chodron