I used to have this picture on my wall, it had this great poem. I thought I would share the poem with you.
As children bring their broken toys
with tears for us to mend.
I brought my broken dreams to God
because he was my friend.
But then instead of leaving Him
in peace to work alone.
I hung around and tried to help
with ways that were my own.
At last I snatched them back and cried.
“How can You be so slow?”
“My child,” He said,
“What could I do?
You never did let go.”
Life does not always go the way we dreamed and people can and will hurt us, but the great thing is we can still find joy and love no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in. We always have the choice to trust in the power greater than ourselves. We can choose to see the lesson and allow ourselves to take these opportunities and use them for the unfolding of our souls. We can choose to let go and let God.
So many people think of surrender as a grudging act equated with pain and suffering. I see it like a release, freedom and true peace. It is like when you are learning to swim, if you flail and fight you will sink. The moment you relax and let go and surrender to the buoyancy of the water you float. It is so peaceful when you lie there and float.
Maybe it is time to let go of the struggle, let go of the anger, let go of the bitterness, let go of the resentment, let go of the grief, let go of the pain, let go of the past, let go of the expectations of things happening a certain way and let God. What if, you just trusted that all is well and everything is working out for your greatest good? What if, you forgave all your grievances and hurts and released the pain? What if, you chose to just trust God and surrender?
There is peace in surrender, give up the struggle and let the peace in!
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” ~ Isaiah 26:3
Choose some area in your life that is causing you stress and surrender the struggle, seek the lesson and let it go. Choose peace!
Maria Elena Escobar
“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”
~ James Matthew Barrie
I try to make it a practice to be pleasant, smile and have joy in my step as much as possible when I leave the house. I say, “Hi” to people and I have been known to make friends on a long line at the DMV. Smiling rocks, I recommend it highly!!! It changes the course of your day and can lift up the day for someone else as well. You know you can even hear someone is smiling on the phone; it is in their voice, you can feel it. So smile when you are making those cold calls or talking to your child’s teacher, the energy will go through the phone lines and radiate out the other end.
“A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.”
~ Charles Gordy
I love to smile and I love to laugh, you can ask my nephews they think I am nuts. No worries, I just smile, life is beautiful! Today just a short little reminder that: no matter how hard the rain is coming down, the storm lifts when you smile and brings a rainbow and sunshine. Be the sunshine in someone’s life today, it’s really pouring out there. Go through your day and remember to smile, you will feel better and so will those around you. And besides you will look fabulous, better than a face lift, wait it is a face lift, no worries, life is beautiful!
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”
~ Anthony J. D’Angelo
My Challenge: Simply smile!
Maria Elena Escobar