Fertilize Your Life

It takes more than a moment
Though many forget just how
Their lives are going one way
Only to turn upside down

One moment you’re happy
Joy in your life abounds
Another and quickly
The tears come falling down

Sorrow fills your heart
Drenching your thoughts in pain
Only to twist just right
And grow flowers from the rain

Troubles and trials
Weighing you down
But take a leap of faith
And blessings you have found

Each setback is the beginning point of a comeback

But only if you make it so

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In Disguise

Are you willing to have His blessings in your life? –from The District: Turning Point

Take a moment and step back
Realize that there is more,
I find that I had a lack
And needed that push and shove
Letting me know to pick up my slack
So that I could become more.

Gratitude for Trials – Thankful Thursday

Thank you, Mr. Gardener for cutting me down, for loving me enough to hurt me.

–D. Todd Christofferson

Thank you for loving me enough to hurt me, Lord and for also being there to hold me up in my pain.

Check out the original Thankful Thursday.

Challenges – Thankful Thursday

Sometimes, God puts you on your back so the only place you can look is up. –Skye Alexander, What happens when the fearful finally listen? Peace.

image: martha0stout's phone
image: martha0stout’s phone

Today I am grateful for the challenges in my life, without them I wouldn’t be who I am.

For my constant headaches which have taught me tolerance and empathy.

For my constant dizziness and vertigo, for letting me dance without moving.

For my early morning waking up to walk Sissy because I can watch the sunrise with a good friend.

For my constant spraining of my ankles as a child because now when my nieces and nephews do so, I know what to do and have wraps and splints saved in good condition.

For my funny reaction to sugar, because it can make my niece laugh even when she’s been bullied horribly at school. (Note: this happened several years ago, she’s doing much better now.)

For my being unable to drive, because it means I appreciate my family all the more when we run errands together.

For the nights spent trying to get baby nieces and nephews to go to sleep because now I appreciate all the better the hours that I get to sleep when they’re older.

For the loss of a my cat after moving because if I had not had recent experience, I would not have payed as much attention to missing pet posters.

For all the years with clothing not fitting properly, because it made me more eager to learn how to sew from my mother to fix them.

For all the sorrows in my life, because they have made more willing to give someone who is late or doesn’t even show up the benefit of the doubt when life happens to them too.

I am grateful for my life trials because without them, I would be a very different person than I am now and I like who I am.

Make sure to check out the original Thankful Thursday.

Trial of Strength – Thankful Thursday

Life is so very fragile,
One moment of heat too hot
And the mind is gone.
One lost breath
And the lungs do not inflate.
One missed heartbeat
And the powerful muscle stills.
 
Sanity is so very precarious,
Too much time alone
And you lose who you are.
Too much time surrounded
And you forget how to think.
Too much time in pain
And you forget there was anything else.
 
Family is so very strong
And yet, should it shatter…
There will be nothing left,
Pieces scattered across your life
Never will they fit again.
Sometime you may move on
But those cracks will ever remain.
 

I am so very grateful for my family as well as for all the hardships in health that I have had throughout my life. It is my trials that have taught me strength and my family that have helped me to survive and learn that it is possible to live no matter what is happening around me.

Make sure to check out the original Thankful Thursday.