Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I just watched sugar turn to tears...


Tonight I was making tea and accidentally dropped some sugar on the stove.  My stove is a glass top - so the sugar fell and rolled across the top and when it reached the burner I had just used, it then slowly turned from little grains of sugar to what appeared to be tiny little tear drops on the stove top.

And I thought - wow, how true to life is that.  Things can be so sweet one second and in an instant, by one small circumstance, you can be brought to tears.
words spoken... action taken... diappointment revealed... high hopes let down....
one quick second and your sweet is suddenly tears.

I have really been struggling lately with keeping my sugar away from burners.
My life is sweet most days......and I'm not complaining by any means.... just need to learn to stay away from the fires!

EDIT:
I came back today to clarify - I am NOT sad......  my life is GREAT!!!  I just have the tendency to have high expectations from life and not enough patience..... just pointing out that stupid little fires try to turn my sweet into tears... and I need to stay away from those things. 
Put it in God's hands and trust....and stay SWEET  ;-)

9 comments:

Secretia said...

You have done a lot to cheer people up Tami, as I am sure you're aware of.

You would have the support of many if you ever need it, me included, just email!

The sugar analogy/example is a really good one, life can change 180 degrees in an instant, and we can't be prepared for it, only react.

Thanks for all!

Secretia

Brittney said...

what a wonderful message you got out of some spilled sugar! Awesome!

Life Laugh Latte said...

Officially my favorite post of the day. I totally understand and relate with what you are trying to say. Beautifully said! Holly

Daffy said...

You are so good... I may have to take some insulin after all this sugary talk :O)

Faith Imagined said...

What a beautiful image.

Candice said...

I think it's a beautiful and truthful message.

tracey said...

very well said, Tami! sometimes it's the bitter with the sweet...love your blog!

Tracie said...

I never thought of it that way. Great analogy!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I love that story, very true!