"The deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us wait, bearing with us in love and patience until we are able honestly to pray what He taught His disciples to pray:

'Thy Will Be Done'."

~Elisabeth Elliot

Friday, May 2, 2008

Familiar Through Repetition

I am up absurdly early so figured I would write to you a little...hopefully it will make sense....we'll see

Lately, I've been noticing some things that I do out of habit and you probably do this too...I went to go throw something away, but forgot that I had moved the trash can about a foot and a half over to the left. I had to walk past the trash can at it's new residence, but my first clue that I moved it was that it was not present in it's previous location.

I like the dish soap on the left side of the kitchen sink and habitually place it there; however, N likes it on the right side and chooses not to submit to my plea to change.

I placed the mop in the bucket only to realize that the bucket was moved. I knew the bucket wasn't there...but part of me had to put the mop on the floor to really grasp it.

How come there are so many things that we remember to do out of habit, but I can't remember to do things like remove the other 25% of my nail polishing that is slowly chipping off....or to buy my very much needed contact lense solution....Maybe it's because I don't have to do those things everyday? Maybe it's just that I'm so familiar because of repetition?...I hope I'm not forgetting anything important...

"...That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God..."
Numbers 15:40

1 comment:

Hillary Rose said...

Don't forget to come to my dessert party tomorrow!! ;)
I always forget to buy face wash and put it off till the very last minute.