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!