Today while I was working, the skies grew dark and gray and the rain came pouring down. Of course, that is all everyone could chat about as the guests ran in and out of the rain drops.
A guest came today to pay his invoice for his event. While he was standing with me a woman kept going on and on about the rain and how it was going to ruin the day. As I tried to encourage her to enjoy the day and the facilities that we offered indoors…it did not seem to help her….she seemed intent on complaining about how her day was ruined due to the rain.
As she walked away, the man replied to me….”Oh, what a cloud she is.” He said to me that one of his students one day told him the sun is always shining but the clouds can get in the way.
How many times my father has told me that some people bring sunshine when they come, and some when they go. How has your life been going lately? I know for myself these are trying days. The bills keep coming, the economy keeps changing, and the winter is coming, and so on.
Do I bring joy and sunshine when I enter a room or when I leave? Or better yet, do I bring SON shine when I enter a room? You know our smiles might not always be big and beautiful, sometimes small and simple, but it can still be there. We can still show Christ or SON shine even when rain and clouds come in our life. We just need to make sure that the clouds don’t cover our SON shine.
Is the Son shining in your life or have you let the clouds of fear, worry, frustration, doubt, and complaining come in the way? I know my son tells me sometimes that I am his rock and when I am down in spirit, it affects him. You know, we do affect each other with our attitude. If you are having a bad day and keep reacting to it…either people will start to feel the same way as you or if they are smart they will walk away and stay away from you.
We need to bring “SON” shine into lives and remember what we do does matter to others. Have a SON filled day and share a smile with someone. Even if it is just a small and simple one.
Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother