Monday, February 9, 2015

Enriching Your Environment

Three Bored Cats.  Three Bored Cats.  See how they stare. See how they stare.
Despite the number of toys and interesting boxes around for the cats to explore, long and cold winter days take a toll on the cats.  They are so bored that the ones who don't get along occasionally make an attempt to play together.  When the temperature "soared" to forty degrees this weekend, they were sort of like the people - thinking it was a party and they had to stay out all night.  That's fine as the mice likely were doing the same thing.

Winter can get a person down too.  We get tired and lack energy.  Looking out the window often results in a less than hopeful picture with no or dull colors.

But there's more to life than looking out the window and inside of ourselves.  There's a whole world out there and it's not hard to find others who share an interest or two of ours.  Maybe we have the opportunity to do something brand new - like paint a picture.  When we isolate ourselves, our emotions lie to us.  We tell ourselves we are the only ones in this boat of discouragement and despair.  The quickest way out is to get out of the boat and splash around in the sea of humanity.  We may even find some people we normally wouldn't get along with who turn out to be decent humans after all.

God has given us challenges, but He mixes in a way to deal with them through His power and His gifts.  Life can be managed and even enjoyed when we put it squarely in His hands.  Today enrich your environment through the One who gives us riches that matter more now and for eternity.


  1. My daughter and I have started an "anti-social" club, but never have meetings or such. We won't let others join and have declared we have perfected the requirements of the club. LOL But on a serious note, we have an Omnipotent God in charge and a Book of rules. We haven't perfected the rules yet, but work on this daily while relying on the our God to surround us with the Grace is so generously provides.

  2. With all you've been through lately, I can't blame you! Hang in there! God's grace is indeed generous.