It's funny how so much goes through your mind that it seems that nothing productive comes out of it. Not much productive has been able to merge from my fingertips onto this blog lately as a result. I've been imagining a virtual post of one rabbit trail after another until we've all ended up in Wonderland chatting it up with the Mad Hatter. In this particular instance, I certainly say it best by saying nothing at all. :)
But it's been a long weekend and I've had a lot of things to think about.
I thought about gratitude.
If you're not grateful for what you have, you won't be grateful for what you receive. And I realized how disappointing and frustrating that is for the giver.
I thought about fear.
You can put yourself in a fearful situation and scream your heart out, or walk the plank and jump off in faith. Both make memories.
I thought about pain.
Nothing is more painful than watching someone you love scream their heart out in fear. Nothing.
I thought about asking for things.
Sometimes I spend so much time asking God for things, that I start to believe I'm in charge of my spiritual growth. "I need faith next God, no, now more Love, hmm, looks like I'm low on humility God." Kids should never be in charge of their growth.
I thought about temptation.
It's an interesting line between tempting someone and trusting someone.
I'd tell you more, but I'm pretty sure we'd all end up seeing a grin without a cat. And I'm pretty sure none of us want to chase that rabbit.