Sunday, April 4, 2010

Deep Thoughts...

What is it that helps people deal with adversity in their lives?
The hard knock's that come into every life at some time...
Is it perspective?
Our mindset, the way we look at and see things...

Or is it more?

The view from my window the other day made me ponder these and other such deep thoughts...

As the day started out, things looked bleek at best;

Then things started to seem like they were getting better;

After things seemed really good-
More storms!!!
That poor little swing probably thought it would never come out of the *troubles* it was seeing!

Then the next day brought this;
I got to thinking about the adversities that come into our lives.
Some that happen to other's we think we could never have the strength to survive...
Other look at us and think the same things.
The little swing seemed to just hang there and gain nothing from it's experiences.

Next I looked at this picture from the same day the poor swing was being battered by the diversities of the Spring weather...and noticed...
More hope, faith, or strength?
Though the skies were uncertain.
The snow laying deeply over almost all of the branches and buds on the tree.
It seemed to be reaching for more.
Taking instead, from the things that could have weighed it down and broken it.
It seemed to be taking strength, wisdom and even nourishment from it!!

So again I ask;
What is it that helps people with the hard knocks of our life's?

I believe it's faith.
and faith.

Faith is things which are hoped for and not seen.

p.s. The little swing has experienced the laughter of Tiny Dancer already this Spring, so maybe it had  knowledge that the storms will pass, and was really quietly endureing... 

Smile and remember;
We're fool's wether we dance or not. So we might as well dance.

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