Monday, November 6, 2017

Gratitude Monday -- A Layered Lesson Edition

Yesterday afternoon as I prepped some veggies to go with a roasting ham I needed an onion.
We have several large white onions courtesy Mike's dad and for them I am grateful.
Some of them are moldy.
This is not a problem as all one has to do is cut the icky bits away.
As I did this I saw how most of the onion had mold.
As I cut into it, stripping away layers and layers of grayed, slimy flesh, I was thinking it can't be all bad. There must be some good in it. Eventually I found the good bit.
I am grateful for that, too, as initially this onion looked rather hopeless.

I am sure you know where this is going, and I am equally sure you are thinking it's a cliche. There's a solid reason for that: it is.
But it's still a valid lesson and a great reminder that there is good in everyone and everything if we take the trouble to look deep enough.
It's a reminder I needed as I have been tempted lately to write some people off.
I will still do it, but I will advise myself that they are not hopeless and there is good in them, they are simply not good for me.
The lesson has layers like the onion that taught me it, and for it I am grateful.


messymimi said...

Many cliches become that because they are true. Also, everyone is good for something even if only to serve as a bad example in a particular situation.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree with all of this. Especially the part about some things not being good for ME!

Leah J. Utas said...

Messymimi, that's right. We all serve in our own way.

Kimberley, thanks.