I have noticed something recently. I am not as moody as I used to be. I also don’t think I’m as grouchy as I had been getting either. For a while, it seemed that, the older I was getting, the easier it was to be a bit more cranky. I don’t think I’m complaining nearly as much and I’m not as worried or afraid as I once was.
I’ve worked on all these things, actually, because I saw myself becoming a grumpy older person. Now I’m not “all” that old yet. In fact, I know many people who are older than I who are a whole lot grouchier! And I know some who are younger who are grouchy young people.
So I just decided I didn’t want to be known as that “grumpy old lady” at this stage of my life.
Life can squeeze us really hard at times and, when it does, whatever is inside of us is going to find its way out. If you are full of rotten fruit, or let’s say sour grapes, you are going to be pouring out some nasty vinegar and nobody is going to want any of that.
But, if you are planting good fruit, you are then gardening your heart, soul and mind in the way they were intended to be taken care of, and those sour and rotten grapes will start dying on the vine.
So now, as the pressures of life squeeze you, you will have the most beautiful and fragrant wine come flowing out of you! And that’s something that is pleasant to be around and that you will want to share.
I hope you always feel love hugging your heart and uplifting your soul. May you always be so full of the good fruits of love, joy and thankfulness that not a single sour grape can be squeezed out of you.
Remember, you are the caretaker of your inner garden and your life will always be the harvest. Plant well, water as needed and always invite others to the feast – especially me! I promise I won’t be grumpy!
Frances Durisseau is a motivational speaker and writer. Contact her by e-mail at Inspirations_By_Frances@yahoo.com.