You might have finished that sentence with thorn, but maybe not. Perhaps you are in a more positive position than I am at the moment. So perhaps your ending was beauty, or perfume or vibrant color. All are awesome answers!
However, I am in a thorn mood. I currently am finding myself battling an addiction, my own personal thorn in life. While this particular addiction looks goods from the outside, it has a certain beauty to it, a certain perfume and vibrant color it is beyond the shadow of a doubt an addiction.
What is an addiction? Well the dictionary defines it as the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity. Bingo! I am addicted, addicted to stress and busywork.
I know we don’t often consider our attitudes/opinions/thoughts/concerns about a topic to be an addiction, but it can be. I like to be busy, and by busy, I mean working myself to exhaustion and then dealing with the consequences of not learning to let go and slow down. The very same things that seem to be the theme of my writing. Often I feel I take one step forward and two steps back. It is frustrating.
Currently I am dealing with some physical repercussions of not listening, hence the thorny mood. LET GO, SLOW DOWN!!! Life is short, time being busy just for the sake of being busy is time wasted.
In the moments when I am listening to myself and what others are telling me, I find that I truly enjoy spending time with my Creator, praying with and for others. Having conversations with those in need and seeking wise counsel for them. I love helping people on their journey in life, as others help me.
But when I am not doing something I enjoy and have extra time on my hands, I find myself so terribly addicted to being busy that I simply “find” things to do.
I am learning that “My Plan” is never the best plan. His plan is always the best for us, even if we cannot see it in the moment.
Today, I am still learning and I praise Him that I am still here, able to show others that learning is a process and not an over night success story.
So here we go again. Letting go, slowing down. Many blessings in your path.