Friday, November 26, 2010
Grateful for the Chaos
There is a small sign hanging in my little corner of the world that reads, "Creativity comes from Chaos." However, during this Thanksgiving holiday I have learned that creativity is not the only
product of chaos...no, there are many great things to be gained in the realm of chaos. And I am grateful for a family who has taught me this.
As you can see from the photo, our family knows a little something about chaos. When we all get together, it either begins with chaos and ends with chaos, or the chaos is packed in the middle like a double-stuffed Oreo. Mmmm, and who doesn't love that? But even amid the sometimes tense and stressful moments, we somehow manage to come out smiling.
I wish I could post photos of all the smiles we've had with family this week--some as the result of a super yummy turkey!--but due to current computer limitations, those will have to be saved for another blogging moment. However, I have learned that amid the chaos that often accompanies family gatherings and activities, love can increase, patience can shine, respect can build, and weaknesses can be made strong.
This week, I am grateful for all that I have been given to help me learn these things.