I spotted this beautiful bird perched on a thistle plant, kicking up seeds as he searched for a snack. No worries, no cares. He was having a wonderful time making a natural mess.
As I watched the seeds float everywhere, I had a thought.
My life is not always neat and tidy, despite my human efforts to make it so. My human self has definite ideas and desires for my life. To make things happen, I plant the seeds of change in neat rows, keeping them orderly and predictably blooming. And then someone or something comes along and stirs it all up. So much for planning.
In my heart of hearts, I know there is a divine dream, a divine plan for my life, so much richer than my human self could ever contrive.
A human life is messy, but I wouldn’t trade it. The ups and downs and in-betweens make life quite interesting.
So, until the divine dream fully unfolds, maybe I could be more like this little bird and simply enjoy the occasional lovely mess.
And know that all is well…
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