I know it isn’t the popular view. I know this is a statement most will disagree with. It is controversial. But I do not like glitter – not at all. I really just don’t like it – avoid it if I can. At work, when we are preparing Christmas cards, my one request is we don’t get any cards with glitter. I am constantly reminded of how difficult it is to find cards without it. It goes everywhere and it gets on everything. You can’t get rid of the stuff. It shows up on your face, in your hair, on your clothes, and you can find it sparkling around for days and days. Those little flickers of color show up in the corner of your eye at the least expected times. I don’t know who invented the stuff, but I am pretty sure it was someone seeking to drive someone else with OCD crazy. I feel it.
There is a positive to these sticky, sparkly little flickering creatures, though. They remind me how far a little glitter can go. A little bit of shine on someone’s day can light it up and change the whole landscape. When we are kind to someone, it is as if we have placed a little speck on them that they carry with them as they move forward. When we are loving, we are sharing our glitter with someone else, spreading the goodness farther than we can even imagine. And when you are loving and when you are kind, the effects show up in the most unexpected places. Glitters of God’s goodness can change things.
So maybe glitter isn’t so bad after all. I’m not going to go buy any. But I will certainly try to spread some around in the form of kindness and love – sprinkled on us by the Almighty Creator of it all. Sparkle on.
2 Corinthians 9:8
8 And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.
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