Thursday, June 26, 2014

If...

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant...

 
...if we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
 prosperity would not be so welcome.
~~Anne Bradstreet [Meditations Divine and Moral]

11 comments:

S. Etole said...

With the winter we had, spring was especially welcome.

Dewena said...

I know your quote is true even though I tend to prefer a middle of the road well worn rut at my age. I would be willing to give up prosperity if I could avoid adversity. But then, I sometimes think I would enjoy novels where only good things happened, no sadness, no confrontation, no problems. Would I get bored? It would take a lot of goodness to bore me.

I do know that in times of trouble I have felt God's presence more clearly, and yet…I'm not going to ask him for troubles!

yaya said...

The trick is to balance all the "ifs"!

Linda said...

Those quotes are very true. May you know God's peace in every situation, Becky.

tammy j said...

my gram once told me that how we handle the bad things in our life makes us grow.
well...
i feel like i am surely fully growed!
love to you dear heart.
and the white light. always. ♥

Lucinda Keller said...

Lovely shot ... and now summer here.

It's pretty toasty today. Wore a hat to the farmers market and shopped as fast as I could!

Hope you had a Happy 4th of July!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

How true. Getting to understand it better as I get older. Sometimes change is good even though we don't want it.

RuneE said...

Well said - if we didn't have so much rain we wouldn't have appreciated the glorious summer we have had this year.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

While I really love spring, life is just hard some times. So thankful for the comfort that knowing Jesus brings.

Fondly,
Glenda

Dee D said...

Sooo true. I love spring, too. It's my favorite season... :)

tammy j said...

don't know if you'll see this.
have thought about you all day.
i'd rather walk 92 miles in a swamp than have dental surgery.
well...
maybe not 92.
so hope you'll feel better soon.
XO♥ major snoopy hug dear heart.