I just read this quote from a Texas quilter named Mary White on Anna Maria Horner's blog:
"You can't always change things. Sometimes you don't have no control over the way things go. Hail ruins the crops, fire burns you out. And then you're just given so much to work with in a life and you have to do the best you can with what you got. That's what piecing is. The materials is passed on to you or is all you can afford to buy....that's just what's given to you. Your fate. But the way you put them together is your business."
And I thought, How true! There are so many things in life that we have absolutely no control over. BUT we can control how we react to the things that happen in our lives.
I heard a wise man once say, "What comes out of you when you're bumped is what's inside you." OUCH!
I know a lot of times what comes out of me when someone or something bumps me is not what I want inside me, much less want to come out. More than anything, what I want is to be a reflection of Jesus. I know that I fall woefully short a lot of the time, but He sees my heart, and He knows I'm trying.
When it comes right down to it, that's what we do. When we make a mistake, we ask forgiveness, pick ourselves up and get on with it! And try to do better next time. :)
Thanks for reading my thoughts here. Have a good evening!