Thursday, September 06, 2007
Thursday Thought – Sweet Water
There are many things in life that happen to us that cause friction in our interactions with others, sometimes on a daily basis or maybe just one particular individual. It could be an unkind word or act, an accident or even a look. These things are not usually pleasant for either person(s) involved and usually end up leaving a bad taste in your mouth.
While talking with someone the other day about the way people (namely me) react to those frictions plays a big role in the interactions that follow. It was brought up that it might help to look at our interactions with others like a glass with water in it, likely to get bumped and spilled. Although water when spilled is easy to clean up and not likely to leave a stain the only thing that has happened is a very temporary mess (mistake or blunder). The thing is if your glass is filled with sweet water, the water that gets spilled would be sweet water, thus helping to bring sweetness into the situation even if it’s messy.
So strive to be filled with sweet water so that when bumped you can share it's sweetness with others. And pray for me that I can make progress in learning this lesson.