The nastiest sight
I ever did see
Was the time mud came
To torment me
Up past my ankles
Making the trek to the feeder
A memorable ground
My boot got stuck and I toppled down
With a mud sucking sound and a squeal
To the soft squishy ground
Eeeeuuuu and ick
My clothes look sick
Hey! Did I just hear a camera click?
Go on and take pictures, go on I guess.
Someone’s got to get some
Humor out of this mess.
(taken from my recent poetry book, "Come Ride With Ride Me")
As I drove the tractor through the mud today I was actually very thankful...that I had a tractor to move the round bales. There have been times and there will be in the future, no doubt, that I will have carry bales of hay through muddy spots to adequate feeding areas. It reminds me that there are always be tough things to go through.
For the last three days Nate and I have taught about having flexibility and one of the points is not to get upset over changes that take place. It's easy to get upset. It can overwhelm us, depress us, cause disruptions in our life...you name it...some changes are hard.
We taught 5 points on flexibility, but the only other point I want to bring up for now is to look for the good in things. When I have to haul hay through mud, I can be thankful for the tractor. When I have to carry it, I can say I'm growing stronger and developing good balance.
If I dwell on the negative stuff, It could consume my thoughts and actually cause bodily pain and health issues. I'd rather not have that, so when I catch myself dwelling on the negative things, I ask God for a verse to dwell on instead.
Here's one I that comes to mind:
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gently and lowly of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.