We may think we want to order our lives with predictable precision. We may think we can build protective fortresses to ward off suffering and pain. Life throws us challenges, though. How we choose to respond to these unexpected and unwanted difficulties makes all the difference in how we experience life overall. Will we build our fortress higher, thicker, more impenetrable? Will we dig our roots deeper and sway with the wind?
From the smallest challenge to the most devastating, bringing our best to bear, we can meet life’s challenges with a twist.
When the kids won’t eat healthy, whole grain bread, we can dress it up as french toast with a hot-dog smile.
When life gives us lemons, we can give them a twist.
When old joints won’t take the strain, we can find new ways to experience and share life’s beauty.
When war is inevitable, sacrifices are made. Joy rises from sorrow, freedom from loss.
When we deserve it the least, we find grace the most.
When we think–really think–about it, a precise and predictable life would be quite boring. May we take on life, with all its challenges, wholeheartedly. Life is better with a twist.
Joan T. Warren
All photos from my iphone cam. For more Weekly Photo Challenge responses to this week’s theme, Twist, click here. See you soon!