I’ve been thinking about this phrase for a couple of days ever since I saw it on my mother’s Methodist calendar. It does seem to apply to all that is going on in our lives right now, doesn’t it? Whenever I look at my Twitter feed or read about friends on Facebook, it is pretty hard to be sure just which one of them applies to the mixture that is facing us each day. Of course I can say that my friends and my family are immersed in whatever they are involved in at the present and the rest of it has nothing to do with me. Of course I can say that, but of course it isn’t exactly true. We are all connected one with each other, and what affects one will eventually affect us all.

So what I have decided is that it isn’t so much what is actually happening as it is how I decide to face up to any conflicts.  What I want to do is use the happenings as a stepping stone to a learning experience that will improve my life no matter what is going on elsewhere. Surely there are lessons to be learned by all of us no matter what. I can remember that my glass is more than half full just because we are connected in some mystical way that we can’t always understand.

Which one, the blocks or the stepping stones, is holding sway in your life right now? A good question for us to ponder as we go about our daily lives.

Verlie   August 25, 2018