“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit, and a violin. What else does a man need to be happy?”- Albert Einstein (brainyquotes.com)
I am looking out my window at my rose garden, alive with red, yellow, pink, and lavender roses, the sun brilliantly shining on the oak branches, and my heart is bursting with thankfulness to God for this moment in time, for these blessings. I choose not to look back to those dark, sad days when there weren’t roses outside my window blooming in a glorious garden, when I had struggles that could have defeated me. Rather, I choose to lift my hands up in gratitude to God who has protected me and who has led me to the beauty and peacefulness of this space.
Hardships come and go; life is a cycle just like the seasons, our lives have seasons. We just have to wait on God and trust that He and He alone will lead us out of the darkness and into the light.
Never lose sight of that path before you; continue to look forward with uplifted hands and thankfulness to God. I never gave up; I never lost sight of knowing in my soul that God would one day lead me to this space. I knew that despite the suffering and the loss that one day I would look out my window at a glorious garden of roses.
Thank you God for all your blessings. Thank you for showing me that no matter how dark the night, you and you alone could lead me out into the brilliant sunlight. Amen.
In fun, Einstein spoke of all that we really need to be happy is a table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin. In his words, I think he was talking about simplicity. And before someone inevitably notes that he said “man,” rather than being “inclusive” please remember that “man” applies to humanity. In his day, it was a more common use.
Needless to say, I feel that as a society, the world has become way too serious. So serious in fact to the point that we have lost the ability to see humor and as a result society has become somewhat joyless. Life is beautiful; God has given us a beautiful world.
Let’s be kind; let’s be thankful for our blessings.
Let’s spend time on this path listening to the music of birdsongs, to the music of violins (or guitars, et cetera).
Have a joyful, beautiful day.
I plan sit in my rose garden and drink a cup of hot green tea.
And thank God for His blessings.
Have a blessed day.
Jenny W. Andrews copyright 2022