“Life is better than death, I believe, if only that it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.” ~Alice Walker
Can A Peach be a Blessing? I woke up this morning feeling real funky. Made a mistake the night before. I went to sleep without praying and reading my motivational book. A big set up I admit that. The devil fed on my worries all through the night. Without my foundation, I worried in my sleep about things that I know full well are out of my hands.
Tired and moving slow I went about the next day for about four hours when I remembered a support group message I received years ago, “I can start my day all over again at any time.” So first I prayed and then I went through one of my favorite empowerment books, “Ebony Power Thoughts” and found the above quote by Alice Walker. The question that followed the quote was: What are some of the greatest gifts in my life right now?
I then thought peaches must be real special to Alice Walker for her to include them in her message about life and death. So I thought, “I love peaches so let me start there.” See sometimes you have to let someone feed you some information when you are down and need a jump start. There are times when you have to keep it real simple to get back on track. You know one step at a time or one minute at a time. I would never have thought about the simple joy I get out of eating a juicy peach lifting my spirits. Or how the smile I get on my face when I try to keep the tasty juice from spilling on my clothes. To tell you the truth I am not a neat freak I just want to savor every morsel for my tongue where taste buds are having a field day.
By the time I finished thinking about how simple an act of eating a peach could provide such pleasure by God’s grace to someone who may not have anything else to hold onto on a low-spirited day; I knew I needed to make my gratitude list. Grateful for the peaches in my life that God has blessed me with.
So I ask you this Can A Peach be a Blessing?
Still undecided then answer these questions and let me know what you think below.
1) When the going gets tough what gets you going?
2) What’s on your gratitude list? Have you included the small joys of life?
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