Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Singing Bird

I read a Chinese proverb on a calendar recently that appealed to me. "Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come."

I like the "perhaps" part in this proverb. Did you know that a proverb is a meaning with a promise? Now it doesn't mean that if you do what the proverb says, than you will always have positive results or negative. It just means that your chances of obtaining good or bad results are more likely. It's a probability, but not a certainty.

Most of us want a sure thing, but I was reminded this week that the only sure thing we can expect in life are problems. After countless things going wrong, I realized that nothing is certain except problems. Things and people fall apart; relationships may suffer and need to be repaired. What I like about this proverb is that it reveals a secret to a happy life. Cultivating a positive vibrant attitude will attract positive vibrant people. I got to thinking. How does one grow a green tree inside our heart.

By living in thankfulness. In Thessalonians 5: 18 says, "In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

The writer of this verse (the apostle Paul) said to give thinks in everything. No matter what happens. Why? Because this is God's will for us. But how can we do that when bad things come our way. It's not easy, but Jesus Christ, God's Son, offers the gift of salvation to every single person on this earth so that everyone can find God. Jesus' death and suffering on the cross was for our sins, and is the reason we have hope and life. And this is certain, not a probability.

So remember, keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come. Here's a little poem I wrote a while back.

Morning Greetings


The sun yawns each morning
and rubs its sleepy eyes.
Then, slowly misty ghosts
whisper, good bye and rise.
Then birds greet the morning
like a lost and cherished friend.
And earth feels right again
from beginning to end.

14 comments:

國林維 said...

Lets cross the bridge when we come to it............................................................

Diane Smit said...

It's not good to worry. But, it's wise to be prepared for life's problems. That's why we have insurance and why we teach children safety measures.

雅王任 said...

Pen and ink is wits plough...................................................................

雅明修任 said...

良好的開端,已是成功的一半。..................................................

偉曹琬 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention..................................................................

幸家陳瑋齊 said...

真正的朋友不會把友誼掛在嘴巴上......................................................................

孫邦柔 said...

做好事,不需要給人知道,雖然只是一件微不足道的事,但我相信,這會帶給我快樂。..................................................

翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

值得一看再看的格子,請加油 ..................................................................

翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

your artical is so funny!! it make me so happy!!..................................................................

Diane Smit said...

Thanks! I'm glad my words made you happy.

洪勳劉耀德劉耀德華 said...

好熱鬧喔 大家踴躍的留言 讓部落格更有活力..................................................

姚义丰 said...

原來天鵝嫁給癩蛤蟆就會生出醜小鴨。。。

建枫 said...

培養健全孩子最好的方法是父母先成為健全的人。......................................................................

欣侑欣侑欣侑欣侑 said...

心平氣和~祝你也快樂~~..................................................