God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
MERRY MONDAY/What is your rope tied to?
You may have heard of the man who decided to repair the roof of his house. The pitch was steep, and to be safe, he tied a rope around his waist and threw the other end of it over the top of the house. He called his son and asked him to tie it to something secure. The boy fastened the safety rope to the bumper of their car parked in the driveway. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
But a little while later, his wife needed to run a few errands with the automobile. Unaware of the line securing her husband, she started the car and proceeded to drive away. The rope immediately tightened and jerked the man over the roof and into thin air. Now before you become alarmed, let me assure you that this never really happened. But I chuckle at the image of the poor guy sailing over the top of his house like Evel Knievel without a motorcycle.
Sometimes it takes a disaster for us to wake up and realize that our security does not lie in our jobs, our relationships or how much money we have. I know for a fact that you can have next to nothing and still feel secure.
If we feel down deep that we can be content in whatever circumstances we can feel secure and safe.
There was a time in my life that I thought that my husband having a good job was our security. Of course I found out differently. Another lesson I had to learn.
Then I realized that no matter what circumstance I found my self in, security was still there, deep inside my heart and I realized that it's not the conditions that make me secure but it's my choice of thoughts and my attitude. If you choose to be content you really will be happy.
This month I've been taking the time to appreciate my life and all the good things in it. Winter is coming and I for one intend to content and cozy no matter how hard the wind blows or how much snow falls.
Have a MERRY Monday everyone. Hang on to your ropes. Feel secure and content!