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  • Writer's pictureJenny Lynn Keller

Spring Showers

If spring showers bring May flowers, we’re going to be covered up with blooms in a few months. How do I know? Because right now many places in my area are knee-deep in water. When the lake swallows your dock, you know you’re in trouble. So I’ve posted spring flowers on this Southern-Fried Friday to brighten your day and say sunshine is on the way. Sometime soon I hope, like tomorrow.

But not every day can be bright and sunny, and not everyone is out to make your day special. What’s the solution? Here’s a thought from Matthew 5:44-45. “When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty.” Yeah, I know that reaction is easier said than done, but I’m going to try it next time someone rains on my parade. I’ll offer them spring flowers instead of more showers. No, not literally, but a kind word or deed just might surprise them and have the same effect. Who doesn’t like to receive a big beautiful bouquet?

What’s your favorite flower?


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