Friday, December 23, 2011

105) Learn lessons - thank God for blessings

"What you are is God's gift to you; what you do with yourself is your gift to God." Danish Proverb.

A cynic, sitting under a huge nut-bearing tree holds a monologue with God. Such a huge tree has such small nuts and a slender creeper bears a huge water melon. "Is that not disproportionate", he asks God? Just as he concludes his question, a nut from the tree falls on his head. In relief, the cynic exclaims: "Thank God that was not a water melon!"

As the year draws to a close, it is time we reflected on the numerous blessings we received from God. Apparently, some life-situations seemed insurmountable. In retrospect, they were blessings cast in the shape of opportunities. Our meditation could take us one step ahead: now that we are on the threshold of a new year, what can we do for God with the blessings He has given us? Could we become more productive? Could we reach out to others gladly? Could we use the many talents we have with purpose? The questions could go on and on, but the point is the same: Can we thank God through acts of love? Once we are convinced that we can bring more direction into our lives in the New year, we could inspire our children to use their young lives effectively.

Let me wish visitors to this blog a blessed and peace-filled Christmas and an eventful 2012. Have a great year! God bless.

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