My Grandma Says
For over a week a lonely flyhas been living in our house. Anyone who has seen him buzzing around…
For over a week a lonely fly has been living in our house. Anyone who has seen him buzzing around says kill it. Oh no! I could not do that, not at this time of the year. In our area, at least in our family the old saying is a fly in fall means money is coming soon.
Do I believe that? Really? I must or he would be one dead fly. Another saying my grandma used to say was, you are still wet behind the ears. She was actually trying to tell us that we were too young to do or say what our intentions were.
I decided to look up what other people say in their area. Here is what I discovered.
A Japanese proverb is; A good husband is healthy and absent.
A Persian proverb is; A bad wound heals but a bad word doesn’t.
A Greek Proverb is; A library is a repository of medicine for the mind.
A Hebrew proverb is; Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born of another time.
Isn’t it interesting what different areas of the world believe? I guess I am no different in letting the fly live.
I want to rid my world of pain
And throw it to the seas
I want to go back to childhood
And be all that was naturally me.
I don’t want to carry any extra loads
It tends to weigh me down
I want to run and skip around
Hearing songs are the only sounds.
We are not promised easy lives
There are challenges every day
We can pile these upon our back
Or choose to follow God’s way.
We can not live each others lives
We can not force our ways
I have to accept that God is in charge
All we be settled on Judgement Day.
I feel that I have always followed God
But have tried to do things my way
Now today I go on bended knee
And renew my faith with thee.
I will look to God for more guidance
I will listen for his voice to speak
I will pray for others that are hurting
I will visit with those who seek.
If I practice all that I have said
And continue to love and care
I will not have the time nor place
To be the target for others to share.