This morning when I sat down at my computer I realized I had walked through a spider web on one side of my desk. I use the computer every day. Every. Single. Day. The spider web had not been there at 11 p.m. the night before, yet at 6 a.m.—there it was. It made me realize again how fast life changes.
Sometimes the fast changes in life are heartbreaking—the sudden death of a loved one or the sudden diagnosis of a horrific disease. Perhaps a sudden accident with life-changing results. But health and happiness spring from focusing on all the times sudden life changes are good.
Just as quickly as a heart is broken…it can heal. Depression and despair can lift off a life just as gently as rays of morning sun sliding over treetops. An answered prayer. The birth of a baby. The opening of a bud. The ripening of the first tomato. Life’s little miracles, often overlooked, but always precious.
“Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of a good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:8.
Life can change for the better in a flash of a thought.
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2 thoughts on “Spider Webs and Thoughts”
Oh Steph, how did I miss this post? I love your take on change, and yes, we need to keep in mind that some is bad, but equally other change is inspiring. On a practical note, I have both huge admiration for spiders and great irritation as well. Their industry is an example to us all, but they always want to invade my space at the wrong moment!
HaHaHa! Yes, I feel the same about spiders! I admire them greatly. It is a bit scary, however, to walk into your bathroom and find a tarantula on the wall next to the mirror!