But after a while everything annoyed me – the cast, the pain and the options I didn’t have.
I wanted to catch butterflies of blessings so I pursued learning about being still. I mediated on the writings from centuries ago in the book of Psalms … Be still and know that I am God.
Other translations from the original Hebrew say …
Cease striving and know that I am God.
Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God.
Cease striving and let be – those words spoke to me. Yes, the time was still long, but I choose to quit allowing the annoyances to rule my days. I quit striving to change what I couldn’t change and instead focused on changing my attitude. I looked for butterflies to catch – more time in prayer, reading to my son, sending cards, making phone calls and long conversations with family and friends.
With time, I realized I was also catching other butterflies. Butterflies I didn’t even know I want or need. Butterflies/blessings of truth, of compassion for others, of love and a deeper connection with my creator.
*Repost – written in 2006