Want Joy? Remember He’s the Sandpaper. You’re the Wood.

VERBENACEAE 馬鞭草科 - Sandpaper Vine (Petrea volu...

VERBENACEAE 馬鞭草科 – Sandpaper Vine (Petrea volubilis) 藍花藤 / 錫葉藤 (Photo credit: kaiyanwong223)

Everyone is in our lives for a reason. Someone annoying you today? Thank him. Thank him because your soul needs him to learn a spiritual lesson. You need the annoying driver in front of you to teach you patience. You need the surly sister to show you acceptance. You need the challenges from your spouse or partner or son or daughter or mother or father or your neighbor to teach you what you’re here on earth to learn.

Look at it this way: He’s the sandpaper and you’re the wood. He has to be rough and grating on you because that is the only way you will become smooth and beautiful.

Don’t complain. Thank them, thank them, thank them. Whoever is in your life who is causing you difficulties is cause for celebration. You will grow from them. You will learn from them.

Want joy? Want transformation? Look at things in their opposite way. Remember that if someone is causing me trouble today, I have something important to learn. He’s the sandpaper. I’m the wood.

Hit Like if you agree. For more interesting tips on finding joy, check outDenise Scarbro: 4 Tips to Help you manifest positive outcomes in your life.

Oh and see the photo? It’s the sandpaper vine. Did you know sandpaper was so graceful, so pretty, so purple?

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2 Responses to Want Joy? Remember He’s the Sandpaper. You’re the Wood.

  1. “The sandpaper that smooths the wood…”
    What a new (and wonderful) way to look at the annoying, challenging people in our live. Thank you.

    • dianabletter says:

      Thank you for your comment! It helps me to remember that if I change the way I look at things, the things I look at change…

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