In Appreciation… of the Simple Pleasures of Life
I . believe that life has so much to give if only we cared to give a little thought to the most minuscule of joys (which we’d find so much of) only if we’d stop looking at the looming discomforts and discontents.
So here I am, to share with you the simplest joys in my life as I have experienced some time in my life and those that I take as I face each day, at a time.
Of Boot Camp
“ Dip dip dip…add the sugar and the milk and it’s ready to sip…. dip a little longer just to make it stronger…”
Ring a bell ??? An Advertisement Jingle, Yes ! and No ! I’m not promoting Taj Tea.
Identifying with the tea bag is where I am today.
“You’re having to go through a lot, aren’t you” is not what I like to hear .
Call it what you may. Denial, Renunciation or Repudiation.
I term it acceptance of the chiselling, shaping, moulding, pruning, tweaking, and fine-tuning that is done to perfect something with imperfections in which lie great potential.
Often have I been dunked or dunked myself into water at boiling point, knowing full well that I definitely cannot be left in there too long. There’s got to be an out, for sure, where I’ll return unscathed ,renewed, purified and perfected in flavour.
Loved enough to be zeroed in up on, restructured re-shaped and beautified.
I stand on training ground and look at every moment of opportune feeling totally indebted at been given the opportunity to encounter and sweat over exertions which I choose to take as wonderful experiences that give me greater know-how’s to becoming seamlessly ‘just right’.
A day at a time, moment by moment, step by step is the drive that edges me forward with full verve and vivacity.
‘How do you do it ?’ comes the question. ‘Not I’ of this I am certain. But the one that wills it for me.
What is my absolute confident persuasion of this ?
My surefire, unquestionable response remains my whole reliance on what comes straight at me from the truth of God’s word and which I once again present as an appreciation, simple and precious in:
Philippians 4: 13 “ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. “
Isaiah 40 : 31 – “But they that wait upon the Lord, Shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint.”
Psalm 18: 32 It is God who girdeth me with strength and maketh my way perfect.”
2 Timothy 4: 17” Notwithstanding, the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me…..”
Isaiah 40: 31 Psalm 18: 32 2 Timothy 4:17