Reading: 1 Timothy 6:17
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
I learned a lesson in the Starbucks line; a lesson I’ve learned to apply. When you’re filling life’s cup for the daily routine, always leave room for the cream. It’s the “cream” of life that takes off the bitter edge. It’s the “cream” that softens the blow. It’s the “cream” that adds richness to an ordinary blend.
“Cream” re-colors the blackest daily grind. When your cup is too full and your schedule too busy, the meaning of life is easily lost. When there’s no room for laughter, there’s no room for living. When daily joys are pushed out by pressure, you’re heading for a spill.
Leave room every day for the simplest of pleasures; a quiet thanksgiving; a memory that brings a smile; a crimson sunrise; a morning cup of your favorite brew; a child’s hug; a tender embrace; a hopeful thought; a thoughtful word; time in the Scriptures; a whispered prayer; genuine laughter; genuine love; misty-eyed gratitude; remembered priorities. Schedules, deadlines, quotas, and career devour our time without remorse. Success leaves us empty and rewards demand more. There’s always more trouble waiting at tomorrow’s door.
Learn a good lesson as you follow your dream. Life is always better when you leave room for the cream.
Reposted with permission from onehope.net.