Do you know those people who can be a real thorn in your side? The ones we are required to deal with who can be quite difficult? Perhaps it is a family member, coworker, child’s teacher or neighbour – we are all living with thorns but how do you react? Living with thorns Today while juggling my 4 children, I was judged on my parenting skills.  Clearly overstepping their boundaries, this particular “thorn” decided to discipline one of my children.  I left with my head held high but was feeling angry and ready to follow-up with a phone call and lash out.  That’s when I heard a still small voice remind me of the importance it had on my day.  It wasn’t the least bit important – so why would I let it consume me and affect my day with my kids?  We were having an awesome day up until that moment and I decided we were going to continue having a great day!

“If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also.” (Luke 6:29)

I know the person I am and God knows the person I am.  Knowing that makes things so incredibly easy.  Yes, I am still faced with these situations and yes, my feelings sometimes get the better of me; but that’s when God intervenes.  Thank goodness for Him.  When my emotions get the best of me, He keeps me anchored.  We choose how we let things affect us.  I am choosing to let things go and move on.

Enjoy your day! We only have one shot at today – I don’t want mine tainted with bitterness; but instead, overflowing with joy!

“One Day Too Late”
by Skillet

Tick tock hear the clock countdown
Wish the minute hand could be rewound
So much to do and so much I need to say
Will tomorrow be too late

Feel the moment slip into the past
Like sand through an hourglass
In the madness I guess I just forget
To do all the things I said

Time passes by
Never thought I’d wind up
One step behind
Now I’ve made my mind up

Today I’m gonna try a little harder
Gonna make every minute last longer
Gonna learn to forgive and forget
‘Cause we don’t have long, gonna make the most of it

Today I’m gonna love my enemies
Reach out to somebody who needs me
Make a change, make the world a better place
‘Cause tomorrow could be one day too late
One day too late
One day too late

Tick tock hear my life pass by
I can’t erase and I can’t rewind
Of all the things I regret the most I do…
Wish I’d spent more time with you

Here’s my chance for a new beginning
I saved the best for a better ending
And in the end I’ll make it up to you, you’ll see
You’ll get the very best of me

Your time is running out
You’re never gonna get it back
Make the most of every moment
Stop saving the best for last

4 thoughts on “Living with thorns”

  1. Fantastic article!!!

    We live in a society that judges & simply reacts before thinking. I feel your frustration but have learned in my meditation classes to ‘let it go’.

    You said it so lovingly that you would NOT let this incident cloud your SUNNY DAY with your kids!!!!

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