Sunday, October 27, 2013

.a little extra reality.

my feelings got hurt this weekend.

this morning i got sick of being mature
and instead decided to be snarky.

a wise friend gently reminded me that the other person's actions are coming out of their own hurt.

i saw my own unkindness
and felt genuinely sorry for assigning motives.

she then gently reminded me it was coming out of my own hurt ;-).

so i am going to go replace my hurt with a pumpkin latte and a marionberry scone,

because i think they will produce better fruit in my life.

(if the purpose of this post wasn't to provide a no-image-control glimpse of my life,
i'd also tag on needing to hide in God to replace my hurt.

without a doubt, i need God to set my heart to His and to tell me of His love for me and others.

which He will do.

through a pumpkin latte and a marionberry scone.)


tonia said...

been there. lattes and scones are wonderful reminders that God is enough. :)

joy.meeder said...

Love this! Miss you:)

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