Okay, not real roosters, but ceramic ones. Roosters on plates. A rooster clock.
The thing is … I don’t like roosters. But my grandma does. And when she moved in with us four years ago she brought her feathered friends with her.
I don’t notice the rooster much any more, and when I do they make me smile. Some day Grandma won’t be around and the roosters will go. Then again, maybe I’ll keep them, because they’ll remind me of her.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about the little things that I let bug me. Roosters did for a while, but I’m over that. Dirty dishes in the sink did, but now I really don’t notice them. The more I let God work in my heart, it seems, the more I get my mind focused on what’s most important. My house used to be perfect, not it’s not. I used to be uptight and tense when things weren’t in order–now I choose to care for others above things.
Maybe you don’t have any roosters hanging around. But maybe you have something that really bugs you. Should it? That’s what I ask myself. Will this matter in light of eternity?
Speaking of eternity, I’m planning a missions’ trip to the Czech Republic soon. I also know of some awesome opportunities volunteering in a family camp in Slovakia. So, if you’re interested let me know and I’ll pass on the information!
After all, it’s the eternal things that could. And THAT’S something to cockle-doodle-doo about!
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Martha A. says
I would be interested in finding out about the volunteer opprotunities in Slovakia. It sounds really interesting! The thing that always stops me is the funds for actually going!
Tricia Goyer says
It’s 100% fundraising! I would be great if you could come!
Hello, I love your post today! I do like some of the “French Country” roosters! I think it was Dr. Joyce Brothers who said to ask yourself if it will matter in 5 or 50 years?! Like you said, in the scheme of life, most things won’t. Thanks,Cind
Julie Marie says
Great stuff Tricia. What really matters in life is something I wish everyone would learn, and I wish I would have learned it at an earlier age 🙂
Loved this post Tricia~Sharon 🙂
Neat reading about your interest in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia. Happens I’ve been to both in recent years (Prague and Bratislava). Not that I’m into jet-setting. But happens that I live here in Russia and it was convenient to go to Prague one year and Vienna another year (with a side trip to Brat.) for visa renewal. Anyway, enough about me – I’m interested in YOUR BOOKS! Wishing you a good trip!
What a wonderful opportunity. Wishing you many blessings.
I’m sorry you don’t like roosters. I really like roosters. I have lots in my kitchen. Not overbearingly though.
It used to bug me when my boys clothes didn’t match when they wanted to dress themselves. Then I heard that phrase and I ask myself constantly “in the light of infinity will it really matter?”
Hi Tricia, I’ve just discovered your blog through the historical scavenger hunt. I have also just took a look at your books. I love to read WWII books! I’m going to have to read them.
I actually think I saw my mother reading your spanish civil war books. The covers look familiar to me.
Can’t wait to read some of your books.
Full Contact, Savior-centric Livin says
Last summer I realized lots of little things were bothering me. The way Hubby communicated, the slow response from my children when asked to do something, etc. God seemed to slap me in the face (like the ole’ skin-bracer commercial)to say “wake up”! He told me, “You’re your own biggest problem. You’re choosing to react. You’re choosing to see things negatively.” I realized He was right (imagine that!)and I began to see things differently. Can’t say I always respond correctly though. I’m still in boot camp as far as that goes!
Tricia Goyer says
This is a VERY good point! Our attitude is at least half the problem. Thank you for sharing!