Sunday, September 28, 2014

Day 261, September 28

"You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair." ~ Chinese Proverb

As I read and re-read the above, I realized that the counsel could apply to any circumstances.  You may not be dealing with "birds of sorrow" as I am at this moment, but you may be trying to cope with other painful circumstances.  Perhaps you are suffering from discouragement over a family problem or worry over a financial setback.  Such things are inevitable in this telestial world.

But we can keep the "birds of sorrow" from taking nests in our hair.  Sometimes it's a simple matter of developing a more positive attitude.  More often, though, simple fixes won't do it.  And then we turn, as we should have in the first place, to the Lord, begging for His mercy, His grace, His infinite love to help us deal with our earthly woes.

Joy for today:  cleaning out the nests in my hair.

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