For most of my life I believe that was the thought I had. This world would still continue turning if I was not here. True but not the whole truth. Thinking not about ‘me’ but what I can ‘be’ changes everything. Think on this. Can you really live for ‘others’. Passionately?
Ever feel like the tiny thistle among a forest of trees?
The splendour of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the tiny violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, then Spring would lose its entire loveliness.
Therese of Listeux
A thought: Let’s none of us think we should be like anyone else but be ever grateful for who we are – in whatever stage of life we may be at. With our faults and failings but ever with a passion to be the BEST we can be as our unique self.
Have a great day!
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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Uniquely ourselves. Beautiful considering we are made in the image of God. Oh how vast is His greatness! Excellent post Faye. Lots to think in here:) blessings friend
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Denise took the words out of my mouth but I’d say again anyway. *shrugs*😁
We must remain uniquely different. When we embrace our inner selves we show forth God’s glory and also inspire others to do the same. Such an inspiring post. Thanks for sharing.
That “thorn among the trees” takes on real significance when it is changed to “the redeemed thorn among the trees.” Imagine Jesus spotting me there!