Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Don't Waste Your Toilet Paper

My kids love toilet paper rolls, as all kids do! They use them for everything from telescopes, to crafty little animals, to instruments! 

Today Hannah was going potty before nap while I cleaned up numerous crayons scattered across her floor. As I peaked in on her in the bathroom I caught her unraveling an entire roll. This is, I believe, some sort of right of passage for all children. I gently told her, “No. You only need a little bit.”

“But,” she responded, “I like that part.” She pointed to the brown tunnel the toilet paper was wrapped around. I rolled it back up and explained that she could have it when all the tissue had been used.

This reminded me of what I have done in my attempt to get back to reading the bible this week. Before I begin reading each day I pray and ask God to speak to me where I am at. Then proceed to skim through until I find something that makes me feel all warm and squishy inside. We tend to want to hurry up and get to the good stuff. 

My daughter wanted to hurry up and get to the good part of the TP roll, but she was wasting some very valuable stuff in the process. 

What am I missing out on that I may need in the future? If I would absorb (pun only intended if you thought it was funny) all that I read, whether I think I need it then or not, I would be much more prepared for life’s little dumps... ok, perhaps now I am just taking it too far! ;)

Don’t let anything go to waste in your search for something “good!”

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