I was a bit at a loss of what to do with myself. I would try to sneak in a bit of work here or there, not really sure of how just to play. At one point, I decided to treat myself to some Starbucks. I was hungry and not in the mood for my normal grande non-fat chai latte, so I bought a Naked smoothie drink and a Greek yogurt parfait. On the top, jumbled together, was a mix of sunflower seeds, granola, and dried cranberries. I mixed it all together and begun to indulge. I was almost to the bottom when I realized that there was a hidden treat underneath it all.
Honey. Golden sweetness.
Even though I had very little yogurt to mix it with, I still ate up every little drop of that sugary goodness. As it permeated my taste buds, I thought about life in terms of this plain white Greek yogurt. If I had only realized that there was this honey at the bottom and had mixed it in, every bite would have been sweeter.
How often do I fail to observe the sweetness that God puts in my life because I am so fixated on obtaining my goals, or drowning in sorrows, or overwhelmed with fear and worries? Perhaps if I choose to see the goodness, the sweet stuff of life, everything might taste a little sweeter.
Or at least the bitter, a little less difficult to swallow.
Linking up with Tiffini for Word Women Wednesday.
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