Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Wisdom Wednesday (on Tuesday)

♥On Sunday an unexpected storm blew through; the wind kicked up, the heavens opened and thunder grumbled menacingly. Ben and I hunkered down, watched and marveled. After 30 minutes or so it tapered off and the sun burst through the gray, creating the most brilliant rainbow I have ever seen in my life. Lesson: Batten down the hatches and weather the storm as best you can. You need to survive the dark to appreciate the light. The darkest storms often produce the most amazing rewards.
♥I took this photo at about 10 pm. These two barn swallows have been roosting on the rafters above our patio every night for a couple of weeks now. They put up with us turning on the porch light and galumphing in and out at bedtime, and with my upstairs neighbor performing what sounds like clog dancing on the deck right above their heads. Lesson: Home is what you make it. Bloom where you are planted.
♥Mr. Ben has been bearing up under his confinement very well even though his leg isn't getting better. Instead of chasing his beloved Frisbee or doing hot laps around the park, he's contented himself with soaking up the sun and quietly snuggling his own furbabies.
Lesson: You can't change the tide. Adjust your sails and go with the flow. Happiness is a choice.

Bumper Sticker Wisdom: "Honk if you love Jesus! Text while you're driving if you'd like to meet him in person!!!"

What did YOU learn this week?

2 comments:

Cindy G said...

I want that bumper sticker!

Poor Merlin was quaking through that storm. He's the only cat we've ever had who reacts to thunder. (I'm trying to come up with a lesson in this, but so far it's eluding me.)

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I didn't know Ben was hurt. Give him a little head rub for me, please.