This is a corner of my world where the hokey pokey really is what it's all about! So when life hits you all at once ~ just sit back and enjoy the ride!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sassafras

Last night after writing that long post, I was relieved that my youngest asked me to read her a bedtime story. She chose the story and it was Sassafras by Audrey Penn. It is a story of a skunk that doesn't want to play with anyone for fear he might make a little stink. Through the story he learns that we are who we're meant to be. The stink is apart of the skunk and the stinger is a part of the bee for a reason. Every creature is special as a way of protecting it. God doesn't make any of us in a haphazard way. There is a reason we are the way we are. The life lessons, trials and tribulations we go through in our life are the things that help us become who we are meant to be. Now we don't always learn the lessons in a timely manner, sometimes we need remediation, sometimes multiple opportunities are necessary to get the lesson learned, and most of the time a friend helps us through. Aren't we lucky that God is in control and understands that sometimes we are slow learners and need lots of patience. To borrow a quote from Sassafras "we are who we are. That's the way it should be. Even smelly-old, stinky-old, funky-old me!" Hope you have a great day just being you!

2 comments:

Suburbia said...

I must find that story now, I like the sound if it very much, and you're right about the things that we need to be and learn to be. I do like the way you write!

I didn't visit yesterday and I want to read your Wednesday post but I must go to bed! See you again tomorrow.

Liz said...

That sounds like a great story! It's true: if only we could see ourselves the way God sees us, as he made us, and accept his unconditional love all the time, life would be so much easier!