Today I was tasked with that all too familiar Christmas chore of disposing of the tree. Fortunately some boy scouts were collecting them across the street with one little demand -- that the trees be stripped of ornaments and tinsel. Since it looks so darn pretty and seemed like a good idea a month ago, I had sprinkled 1000 strands of icicle tinsel on the tree that now required removal.
Last night, I tirelessly stripped strand after strand of this *&#^@*&! tinsel off the tree! I would work for a while and still see a seemingly endless supply of sparkly glitters taunting me as they lay carefully intertwined with each branch. After a while, I got to the point that I couldn't really see many. I knew there was still more because it's like one of those pop-a-weasel games. Anyways, I felt pretty good and went onto some other task. A little while later, I happened to be on the floor and looked up the tree from beneath. Lo and behold, sparkles everywhere!!! I grumbled and went about my task.
Now this isn't very profound, but I haven't blogged in a while and I need something to write about. I got to thinking that life is kind of like that. You look at something for a while with one perspective and you think you see the whole thing. You probably even know that you don't, but you still listen to what your eyes tell you. All of a sudden, something causes you to look at it with a different perspective and you see all these things you didn't before. Maybe this is good; maybe this is bad. I know this has happened to me many times in my life whether it be with the CFM Internship, Ireland, or any number of other things. However, even now, sometimes you can't see things until you see things. Who knows what will give you that new perspective or when it will happen. That might be God or that might be taking a risk or it might just be life knocking you down. Whatever the case, there is probably more work ahead.
And you know what...as I was taking the tree out today, there was still even more tinsel!!!
AWKWARD DANCE OF PEACE
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