“Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
As in most relationships, there are times when I am less than pleased with the Fairfield House. Moments like yesterday when I feel defeated by this old house.
The summer brings it’s own special set of issues which include aggressive man-eating green head flies and the race to keep up with the ever-growing jungle. I’m sure our yard was the test site for Miracle Gro. The cellar floods, the roof in the back room leaks, there is no central air. The exterior needs to be painted, the side and front porches reconstructed, the gutters replaced. The list is probably longer than my life span and overwhelming.
During those times of frustration, I find myself on the third floor, in the room facing north, looking out the window at God and His promise, exchanging nothing for the possibility of everything.
This sacred view between heaven and earth was what sold me on this house. Beyond the yard and plowed field, you can see the river.
So often in life, all we have to do is change our outlook. Stop focusing on the things gone wrong, that demand our attention and take notice of the quiet beauty we’ve been blessed with but sometimes overlook.
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