Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
Once upon a time there was a tiny little weed growing in "the people's" yard.
"How I wish 'the people' would let me grow big and tall like the flowers in their yard," he thought to himself. "I don't take up much space, and I would try my best to be big and strong and bring lots of smiles and happiness to 'the people' if only they would give me a chance!"
So, "the people" seemed to hear the little weed, and left him alone to grow and to become what weeds were intended to become...tall and strong.
The flowers in the garden across from the little weed started to get jealous because of all the attention he was getting.
Every day "the people" checked on the progress of the little weed, and sure enough, he grew and he grew all summer long, Every time "the people" walked by the little weed, who was now becoming a BIG weed, they smiled and even laughed at how big and strong the little weed was becoming. His wish was coming true. He was indeed bringing happiness to all those who walked by him every day.
So, if you feel like you are merely a weed in the garden of God, take heart. Even a weed can bring joy to those around him!!