by Marguerite Walton
As I sat in my garden, a bird began to sing. Somehow the song seemed
to be saying: “Wake up and open the door of vision to your blessings.
Do not make single or assorted troubles the most important things in
your life. It takes as much energy to exercise a fear and worry state
of mind as to stimulate one of faith and happiness.
To be happy takes much less energy than to be miserable, for God meant
every one of His children to be happy. When they are not, they are out
of tune with the Infinite.
The song came to an end, but the ripples of the brook, sparkling in
the sunbeams that reached it through the young leaves, seemed to carry
on the theme. Wake up!
Remember worry never solved a problem or paid a bill; it just pyramids
an insignificant anxiety into something as unwieldy as the Old Man of
Try taking your troubles out into the sunshine, and the first thing
you know, whatever you thought was too heavy to bear will have
vanished like the dew. There is something magical about sunshine;
sunbeams are radiant children of light that bore with golden gimlets
into the darkest corner of your soul to let in God’s warmth and
courage and faith.
Time is the most precious thing life has to offer. Look for
opportunity in every hour, every minute in every day. Get rid of the
“ifs” and “buts” that can create seemingly insurmountable barriers;
try the “I won’t fail” way, and see obstacles flatten the way a hill
flattens as you climb it step by step.
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