Sunday, April 5, 2009

Crying Over Spilled Milk... or Juice

So since I wrote my last post about how the little annoyances of life can be valuable lessons, I've been... umm... learning lessons! My computer has been slow, my brain has been slow, and my ability to complete projects has been... slow. And this morning I managed to spill cranberry juice all over the fresh tablecloth. Things just are NOT working properly.

I should have expected it, really. That's the way the Lord always teaches me, by taking the things that are related to the lessons I need to learn and making them very apparent. I've been keenly aware of late that I needed to be more patient, more submissive; and when I'm needing to mature in a particular area, He uses life to make an impression on me. After all, it really is what we experience that teaches us so much.

And anyway, it could be worse, right? If spilling juice and waiting five minutes for my computer to load a page is as bad as it gets right now, I'm good to go. I just need to find some extra patience.

And some good stain remover!


Blakelyn said...

You want to know someone who has no patience? *Points to self*

I would be ready to throw both the computer AND the bottle of juice right through the window. I really, really need to work on my patience! Thanks for the reminder :)

Lori Stanley Roeleveld said...

It's Monday. Be kind to yourself. :) Trouble with computers or cars can send me climbing right out of my skin!

Jennifer Valent said...

Fortunately I managed to keep the juice in the glass today! And today was a girls' day out with Mom, so shopping, good food and ice cream were a lot more fun than my days have been of late. And I didn't have one mishap! :)

C.J. Darlington said...

Icecream will cure just about anything. :)