September 27, 2010

Silly Putty

A few weeks ago my body felt like a hard plastic egg-
Filled with emotional Silly Putty.

I truly love the feel of Silly Putty.
Just like I enjoy how white paste tastes (it's been awhile, do they even make it anymore?)
And how Play-dough smells.

But when it happens to be my life that is getting manipulated,
it isn't the same effect.

Silly Putty has at least two ways of being stretched.
If you pull slowly you may be able to stretch it until the putty becomes a very thin piece.
The other option is to pull it in a way that it just snaps!
A clean break between the two pieces.

Well, I had the chance of experiencing both.

There were times when I felt I might just snap
And others when I felt that if I was stretched any more, 
I would just slowly break apart.
And crumple in a heap. 

Somehow with self-work and time passing,
my emotions were carefully compacted back into a ball,
And then put back nicely into my shell.

Thank goodness for the ability to remold,
For the chance to start over again.

That whether we get stretched out of our shape,
Or just snap,
We can still become a piece of art in the Master's hands.

"We should not be discouraged or depressed by our shortcomings. No one is without weakness. As part of the divine plan, we are tested to see whether we master weakness or let weakness master us. Proper diagnosis is essential to proper treatment. The Lord gave us this remarkable assurance: "Because thou hast seen thy weakness thou shalt be made strong". ~ Russell M. Nelson


  1. I really enjoyed this.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Hi Reyna,
    Thanks for taking the time to write regarding the screaming child made my day! I was trying to be as even-handed as possible, but the post definitely pushed a button with me.


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