God’s Canvas

have spent the last two weeks of my school holidays at school; which totally defeats the purpose if you ask me. Yay for HSC! 

On Tuesday I got there at 9am ready for a full day of working on my major textiles project. I realised later that afternoon that I had spent three hours on some embroidery which should have taken no more than half an hour. 

I began to get fed up with my silly little mistakes and when it got to 5pm I was over it. I’d had enough and I was getting frustrated at myself. My project is due in a month and the stress was all starting to build up. I felt like a soft drink can full of emotion that had been shaken over-enthusiastically for what seemed like forever. I was ready to explode. I decided I should go outside and get some fresh air before the classroom became a crime scene. 

I walked out and headed towards the bathroom and on my way I looked up at the sky. It was absolutely incredible! God had painted his canvas with splashes of pink and orange. I couldn’t believe it, but I found myself smiling. What had happened to me? I was about to strangle someone less than a minute ago! How had a simple sunset like this changed my whole attitude? 

It was as if God was looking at me smiling, shaking his head and saying, “Jess, what are you doing? Don’t get worked up over small things like this. Keep going, you can do this. Chin up kiddo.” 

His beautiful artwork reminded me that it may not be a good day, but there is something good in every day. You just have to look for it, because like a sunset, it might not last very long, but it can change your entire mood. 

Keep smiling. x

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