Sunday, December 13, 2009

Fresh Air and Sunshine

This afternoon I snuck outside to be in the fresh air and sunshine.


I am so thankful for the warm breeze and the blue sky today.

My friend Mary often talks about knowing what "fills your cup". Well, I think that I can definitely say that being outside in the fresh air and the sunshine "fills my cup".

I need time to sit and think, to soak up the sun and let the breeze blow away the clutter in my head.

I brought my Bible and my notebook outside with me. Those are a couple of things that also "fill my cup".

I read Proverbs 13 today and jotted down some of the verses that jumped out at me. Here are some that I wrote in my notebook:

Those who control their tongue will have a long life; a quick retort can ruin everything. -- vs. 3

Pride leads to arguments; those who take advice are wise. -- vs. 10

People who despise advice will find themselves in trouble; those who respect it will succeed. -- vs. 13

The advice of the wise is like a life giving fountain; those who accept it avoid the snares of death.  -- vs. 14

A person with good sense is respected; a treacherous person walks a rocky road. -- vs. 15

If you ignore criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace; if you accept criticism, you will be honored. -- vs. 18

Whoever walks with the wise will become wise; whoever walks with fools will suffer harm. -- vs. 20

What jumps out at me from these verses is that we are not meant to do this life alone. It is very important who we surround ourselves with and to whom we listen to.

I am so thankful for the wise people God has brought into my life. I am blessed to have some wonderful advisers in my life.

So, now I'm wondering... now that I have posted this, will I be having to listen to a bunch of criticism soon? I better be careful how I handle it.

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