I have no idea what content to add to this! I had a post in mind but the pictures didn’t come out right! So here you have it a mirror shot of me playing around with my camera and Picnik!
Sometimes we make a plan and it falls apart. I am over it! I think I have been at the computer since like 9pm and it’s now 10:30pm and I am sleepy and just over trying to recreate my post for today! So I leave you with this great story that I read:
Face Difficulties Positively – Author Unknown
This parable is told of a farmer who owned an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule praying or whatever mules do when they fall into wells. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the mule, but decided that neither the mule nor the well was worth the trouble of saving. Instead, he called his neighbors together, told them what had happened, and enlisted them to help haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him out of his misery.
Initially the old mule was hysterical! But as the farmer and his neighbors continued shoveling and the dirt hit his back, a thought struck him. It suddenly dawned on him that every time a shovel load of dirt landed on his back, HE WOULD SHAKE IT OFF AND STEP UP!
This he did, blow after blow. “Shake it off and step up…shake it off and step up…shake it off and step up!” He repeated to encourage himself. No matter how painful the blows, or how distressing the situation seemed, the old mule fought panic and just kept right on SHAKING IT OFF AND STEPPING UP!
It wasn’t long before the old mule, battered and exhausted, stepped triumphantly over the wall of that well! What seemed like it would bury him actually helped him . . . all because of the manner in which he handled his adversity.
Aaaaaaaand I take a bow and end it there—great story!
Stepping up and doing whatever else,
Ms. Karen Minor