Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Sower of Seeds

We are still in the season of Winter.  The sky is cloudy and gray in my world right now.  Dead leaves still lie on the ground among the trees in the woods outside my window.    Below the earth, changes are beginning to take place.  Soon, flowers will bloom and the lawns will explode into a sea of green.  We will sigh deeply into the warm breeze tickling our skin.  Life will be good then.
Life is good now.  Experience the beauty present today.  Live today.  That's really all you have to do.  Yes, there are many things you could do, many things you should do, many things you want to do.  Sometimes, simply doing nothing for a period of time is important.  Remember, relaxation is a natural tranquilizer.  It's important to set goals for yourself, to pace yourself and to enjoy yourself all the while.  It takes work to achieve a goal.  In most cases, one does the work and then gets paid.  It's the same as we grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, relationally.  Do the work necessary now and then you will reap the reward.
How you spend your first waking hour in the morning sets the tone for the rest of your day.  Remember that as you rush about the house and catch your breath as you leave home for your destination, you set the tone for your activities to come.  Sometimes, going to bed a little earlier and rising a little earlier creates the time necessary to slow down your pace as you prepare to leave the house.  Take time to simply be.  Take time to relax from your labor.  Take time to meditate.  Take time to nurture yourself.
No worries.  Let them loose into the wind and be gone.
Take care and have a wonderful day.  I will.  Remember that I love you.  God loves you more.  Nan

The man who sows a single beautiful thought in the mind of another renders the world, through that act, a greater service than that rendered by all the fault-finders combined.
Napoleon Hill

A Sower of Seeds

written by Nan Forehand
January 31, 2006

in times past, I was a sower of seeds
yes, I used a hoe and I pulled weeds

up before daylight
and toiled until night

in the rain or blazing sun
still the work had to be done

crops of tobacco, beans and corn
at times, my spirit was torn

more than just the crops grew
though I was weak, my spirit grew, too

today, I'm still a sower of seeds
seeds of encouragement for a soul's needs

seeds of kindness for an aching heart
seeds of hope for a soul torn apart

as long as there's life and breath in me
I'll continue to be
a sower of seeds for Thee

2 Corinthians 9:6
remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously

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