Friday, October 23, 2009

Opportunity Is Aways Falling ~

As a mom....seeing my oldest son working together with my youngest son to get the front yard raked up was nothing I've ever seen before!
It was nothing short of a miracle!

Cooperation and no complaining at the same time~WOW!

My boys worked very hard to get the leaves raked up......but by the time their dad got home from work that evening, it did not look like they had done a thing! Though my boys raked and even bagged up the leaves, the leaves kept falling and piling up!

Raking leaves is like life....the chores keep falling like the leaves on the trees, some days they feel like they are all piling up! We must do the same chores and tasks over and over again just like my boys will have to do with the leaves out front!

Looking at the bright side of life though, each time you do a task over and over, you are given the chance each time to do it in a whole new way! Better than before! Maybe with more kindness and love? Maybe the chore or activity can be done in a more creative or efficient way?
As a Christian mom and follower of God I rejoice in the fact that God gives me so many chances to grow. Not be stuck as the person I was 5 years ago or even the person I was yesterday~

Doing my routine, same old same old daily chores and tasks, over and over again gives me the opportunity to grow and change! For that I am truly thankful~

I wish I had some great biblical quote to insert here but I don't~
So for now, I'm off to figure out a new and creative way to organize our over stuffed shoe closet....with out complaining!

As for the boys.....
well, they will be thinking of a faster way to rake up the leaves!

Have a great weekend~




  1. What a fun post! (ok, maybe not so fun for your boys! lol)
    Amy @ Raising Arrows

  2. How 'bout "do all things without grumbling or complaining" philippians 2:14?

    I'm in the midst of a closet project myself right now so I've been having some of the same thoughts as you:)

  3. Thank you for the quote!
    I found it!

    Blessings to you!


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