Thursday, March 31, 2016

We are "something," too

Becoming "something" usually requires pieces be put together or molded from one shape to another, to another, to another overtime. . .

And in fact, We are "something," too

You and I . .all of us.

To be able to see something finished, there is a process. It usually isn't fun. Think about when you brought home a box that fit neatly in the backseat of your Civic, but when opened, you see 1,200 pieces which somehow fit together to make an entertainment center and the directions are in Korean. Right? You have been there.

Not only have we all been there literally, we are quite the same.

Who knew we had so much in common with the boxed entertainment set from Korea, eh?

When assembling much of anything, some pieces are attached or shaped harshly. Then when we can't figure it out, we leave a few pieces off to make due until completion is possible. Some bits are applied with extreme pressure, some pieces seem to take forever to fit, some snap right in hastily. Then others are added with care, with consideration, with precision, with such thought. Maybe those, we know, will not be hidden in the back, but will be out there for everyone to see? Sometimes piece gets torn off, they do not work, they are lost, they need reworked.

Not entirely unlike the Korean boxed furniture, You're being shaped, but thankfully, unlike mere objects, you are the author, and even if you cannot find the "directions," you do have what it takes to figure it out and be in control of what you become, even if it feels as if that is not always the case.

Never blame your end result on another person or instance, be it good or be it bad.

Each day, you are adding, removing or reshaping pieces. You.
Not someone or something else, folks.



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington