I received a small gift a few days ago from someone special...
A rubber duck that quacks and shines a blue light from its beak.
I am pretty sure that it was not intended to be used as a Christmas Tree Ornament--but I am.
Let me explain.
I attended a Lutheran Church this morning and they had the congregation hang chrismons on a Christmas tree.
Now, I'm not a Lutheran by tradition, so this chrismon thing was new to me...
(A chrismon is one of a number of Christian symbols intended to represent aspects of the Person, life or ministry of Jesus Christ through a single image, emblem or monogram.)
I have been missing out on a nice tradition all these years.
Strangely, when I returned home from church, I felt compelled to hang my yellow rubber duck that quacks and shines a blue light from it beak upon my Christmas Tree.
So I did.
Yes, I know that a yellow rubber duck does not represent a Biblical or theological concept;
But for life as it is right now...
It could very well be a Chrismon.
It reminds me to let it go,
and be eternally grateful for all that is good in life.
(Yes, I get that message from a little yellow Chrismon duck).
Sorry if you can't see it...I guess you had to be there.
Perhaps this quote will help.
That's my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck's back.
If it's not positive, I didn't hear it.
If you can overcome that, fights are easy.
~ George Foreman