The Bad with the Good

Oh autumn, how I love you!
Kind of.
I love the changing colors of the leaves—but I hate raking the leaves that blanket my yard.
I love the coolness in the air—but I hate changing clothes throughout the day as the temperature makes wild swings.
I love football season—but I hate driving to far away games.
I love the tinge of smoke in the air on a cold afternoon, and a fire blazing in my own fireplace—but I hate buying and stacking the wood.
All good things have a down side. All strengths have a corresponding weakness. For the moment, I’m trying to enjoy the things I like about this time of year. But the things that irritate me keep getting in the way.
It comes down to a choice. Will I choose to take the good with the not as good—or will I spoil the good by dwelling on the parts I don’t particularly like? It’s not just an autumn thing. It’s a life thing.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
                        –Phillipians 4:8

2 comments on “The Bad with the Good

  1. "I love the coolness in the air—but I hate changing clothes throughout the day as the temperature makes wild swings."

    I was thinking this exact same thing yesterday. My laundry has doubled!

    Thanks for a beautiful post in my morning routine. Have a great day!

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