Funny how even the most mundane situations in life can speak truth to us, isn’t it?
This summer, there have been several home repairs and improvements that needed to be taken care of at my house. Being the industrious soul that I am, I endeavored to handle them on my own.
Well. Live and learn. Get help.
This past week, my youngest graciously agreed to assist with my latest adventure – hanging cellular blinds in my office. Now I don’t know if you’ve ever attempted this or not, but let me say, having the right drill bit saves a lot of sweat and hard work. Who knew drywall could be so difficult to screw into?
The instructions that came with the blinds weren’t exactly clear either. To make matters worse, when I attempted to try to hang one of the blinds by myself, the whole thing came crashing down and I almost ended up with a broken hand.
After several trips to Home Depot to buy drill bits, we finally had the proper tools. Amazing how much easier it was to get those screws in the wall! But still no success in getting the blinds to stay up. As they fell down time and time again, I watched my son’s quick reflex enable him to deftly catch them. Suddenly, I found the whole situation extremely hilarious.
“I’m glad you think this is funny. You try it,” he says to me. So up on the desk I climb. Bewildered as to where the thing was actually supposed to hook into, we both stood there and stared at it.
“Get down, I know what to do,” he says.
Within minutes, both blinds were up and working perfectly.
“Funny how when you do it right, miracles happen”, he says.
I was struck by the truth of that statement; that applies to life, as well. When we do things the right way, miracles happen. Too bad it takes so many attempts to get it right though, isn’t it?
Moral of the story, whatever it is you’re facing, keep persevering. Keep doing the right thing and sooner or later, you will see a miracle too!
Until next time, keep the faith and keep looking up. And oh, watch out for those blinds 🙂