I had planned for this to be wordless, but I changed my mind. These rocks have been in a rock tumbler for almost a month. I took a picture before my husband started the process. I have been thinking a lot about the heart. The human heart, the most important organ of our body. I think we can all agree, it is amazing. These rocks started off dull and on Monday we will view their transformation. A change of a human’s heart takes time. It does take work to change, a process depending on where the person’s frame of mind is. It sounds like, feels like, reads like mental health is on a decline. We only need to sign onto the internet and read what’s going on in our world. It’s disturbing. So, like rocks, heart’s get hard, and left to one’s own unhealthy thinking, it can lead to a road of destruction. Not only destruction to self but destruction others. This is a spontaneous endeavor today, and I hope to continue on with my thoughts on this subject.
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
I discovered this book at one of the local discount stores. It’s one of those that kind of jumped out at me. Of course when I purchased it, I had Thanksgiving on my mind. You know, turkey and all of the trimmings. lol! Well not really.. I hadn’t started reading it, until this morning, when I realized, that if I wanted to coincide with the days until Thanksgiving, I had some catching up to do. The little reminders about gratitude are great and speak to me. I find that it is easy to get into a slump of mumble and grumble and not be able to recognize a blessing or gift of life when it’s right in our face. So today I am embarking on this challenge to be open minded and see what God has in store for me to learn.
Do you have a memory of a stranger, acquaintance, or someone else you didn’t know well having a positive impact on your life?
I met one person at a store, that my mother managed, when I was a teenager. Another I met while I was a volunteer teen at our local hospital. Two others I met on the job when I worked at a library, and one at church and one other at a Bible study.
I kept this note from Glenn H. He passed away years ago. Reading this reveals his heart. All of these short seasonal people in my life were gentle natured. I am grateful for these wise and kind people that God sent my way.
Today’s thoughts.. Train rides allow me time to think and see sights that I would not normally view while in a car. The train is not for everyone. Some want to get to their destination quickly. I am in no hurry. Along the way I always meet someone special. Sometimes you hear conversations that you would rather not listen to. I can often pick up on when the train attendants are tired, and like in everyday life, there are those that like to push someone’s buttons. Despite the unpleasantries I take it all in and make use of the time to pray for the strangers on the train..
The Weekly Photo Challenge, at the Daily Post is Bridge. As I observed my grandson climbing and watching the other young boy, I wondered if, he would extend a hand of help. I hope that we all recognize, that we can be bridge builders, encouragers and helpers on the sometimes unstable, rickety bridges of life.