Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Concentrating on the Right Things

I've been gardening this morning. It felt good to dig in the earth. I planted tomatoes and squash. It's hard to mess up with those two.

I felt like a real farmer. Forget that I planted in large plastic pots and a horse trough. I suppose a "real" farmer would laugh at me. Still, I felt a real sense of accomplishment when I looked down at the young green plants. I envisioned myself going out and pulling beautiful red tomatoes off the vines and plucking tender yellow squash for my dinner.

Funny, I didn't once think about having to weed the plants, water them, or keep bugs from devouring them before I can. The prospect of what lies ahead keeps me from dwelling on the negative.

I guess that would be a good thing to do in all areas of my life. It seems so easy to spend more time thinking about what is wrong than what is right. When I really concentrate on the good, I am amazed at how God has blessed me. Especially when I think of what lies ahead for me in heaven, the negative subsides greatly.

So, do you think we should change our thinking patterns? It might helps us appreciate more the good things God has given us and get excited about what lies ahead.

Trying to concentrating on the good, Gloria

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