Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Do Over's and the Yellow Brick Road
This morning I was crocheting along so happily and Roy said "You finished up that ball of yarn already?" As I held up my work for him to see, there it was - a missed stitch on the edge about half way back! Don't know how that happened, but I had to rip out about an hour's work! This is just the way life is sometimes - we just have to drop back, rewind, and try again.
This reminded me of my little grandson, Eli. He loves do over's. Sometimes when he is asked to do something and he throws a big fit and makes a mess of things, he suddenly realizes how much better things would have been if he had just done what was asked at the time. Then he wants to go back and start again and do it over the right way so everyone will be happy. God bless him!
We don't always get do overs in life. It is a good thing that God forgives and allows us to start fresh each day and try to get it right and follow his laws. They were made for us so that things would just go well for us. If we break the rules, it might be OK for a while, but then before you know it we are wishing we could go back and just do that part of our life over again. Every day we have decisions to make in the things that we choose to do and say and the way that we act and react. Wouldn't life be great if we were always on the yellow brick road and never strayed? It's just not that easy.
You can bet as I begin to crochet on this shawl again, I will pay close attention to the pattern and what my hands and fingers are doing to make it perfect. If we stop and think and remember the rules as we go through life, we will have far less do overs than if we just run merrily along doing and saying whatever we feel at the moment.
Take care today, pay attention to your actions and words so that you don't have to rewind. Taking back words, once said, is not as easy as ripping out crocheting. Every day is a gift - speak sweet words today. Here's hoping you won't wish you could have a do over today.