Sunday, August 23, 2009

GOT ENOUGH YELLOW ?


Look at this man for a minute...what's he thinking...how's he feeling?

"OH.MY. WORD. Can you believe the flowers in this field? They go on and on and on! And, I have to paint them all? How will I ever get this done? I will have to paint all day and all night and all day and all night. Forget sleep! Do I even have enough yellow paint? Oh, My! "

The word that comes to my mind is 'OVERWHELMED'.

Have you ever felt vaguely like he must feel? I have. Why do we do that to ourselves? Why do we take on such big jobs that require super human strength to accomplish...and then feel guilty when it is not finished to perfection? Why do we take job after job after job and then complain that we don't have time to complete them all? And, we even have our children doing it...sports, music, plays, church activities, and , oh, yeah, homework!!!

The word that comes to my mind is 'OVERWHELMED'.

If it would be foolish to try to paint all those flowers...then it's just as foolish to put ourselves through all the drama we do when we try to 'do it all'.

So, when you are tempted to add just one more thing to your already busy schedule...stop and think just how much yellow paint you will need!!!!!!!

4 comments:

Love Being a Nonny said...

The picture says it all.

Hope you are doing better.

Musicaljean said...

What a great visual for a very important lesson. Thanks!

nancygrayce said...

Thanks! I needed that!

Melinda said...

Amen to that!