2018-05-21 - Down Memory Lane
Can a legacy be made from a dinner plate? I asked myself this question as I stared at a plate drying in the dish drainer. The plate isn’t an ordinary plate. It’s one of a kind, not found in any stores or sold through infomercials. The plate was designed by me when I was young, a memento from my childhood.
The colors are still vibrant today as they were all those years ago. I drew three flowers at the bottom, with the sun at the top of the dinner plate. There is a picnic table with chairs and food on the table. Then there is a row of five faces. The faces represent my parents, my grandparents, and me. I signed my name on the left side of the plate.
I am sure some psychologist could tell you why I gave myself red hair and blue eyes and why I drew a sun with eyes, a smile, but without a nose. For me it was just fun to have a white ceramic plate as my palette.
I am thankful that I held on to that plate to remind myself of good times when the haunting ones bring me down. When we focus on the Lord's love and forgiveness, we are assured of freedom from the past. "You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you." (Isaiah 26:3 ESV)
The plate represents a gift to myself, a happy memory of a simple and fun time. It is more than a project intended to keep a young girl entertained. It’s a treasure. Someday soon I plan to start a tradition and give my daughter a plate of her own to decorate and design.
Thank You, Lord that I can dwell on good thoughts. When my mind starts to recall unpleasant memories, may I automatically speak Your Word to stop the infraction on my peaceful mind. "May all my thoughts be pleasing to" You, Lord. (Psalm 104:34) In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
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