A thought to ponder as we journey. Is there something in our lives – actual, spiritual, or in our thinking that we can ‘replace’ with something ‘better’?
Only you can know the answer.
I have one personal story and I’m not advocating others do likewise. It’s an example only.
A couple of years ago I was horrified to find obscene words had been scrawled all over the walls of the girls toilet cubicles. I had just purchased several sheets of award stickers for a group of children. On impulse before I left I covered every obscene word with a beautiful image of a butterfly. The transformation was dazzling. Then, reality kicked in. Was I in my own way defacing the walls? I guiltily slunk away.
A few hours later I returned to town. People were talking about the beautiful Images in the girls toilets. A friend even insisted she took me to show me. Everyone was laughing and happy. The ending to this story is someone reported it to the Council. They came, and a few weeks later, replaced all the toilet walls with new walls. This time, they were covered with coloured tiles. Never again could anyone scrawl obscene words on these new walls.
A hole in the ground – possibility of filling it in. Plant a tree
An angry outburst – possibility of a gentle response (now that’s a hard one)
See something ugly or depressing – share something beautiful. paint a picture…knit a scarf.
Don’t let the ugly be in your life and heart.
When ugliness swamps the media turn it off! Go for a walk…Look at the stars.
Can you make a difference to someone’s life today…….simply with a smile. DO IT!
Have a brilliant day!
Lovely post Faye! Yes, I can understand how you felt maybe you did the same with the walls. But thank You Lord, all things work for your good, and seeing your heart He turned the event into a wonderful opportunity to share this encouraging story! Yes, speak life.. The power of life and death in the tongue and in the choices we make daily:) blessings:)