Something bad turned into something good
Monday, November 10, 2014
I read a SP blog just now and it sparked a memory for me.
While sitting through the funeral service for my uncle it was brought up in the sermon that my uncle believed in and used the phrase "figure it out!".
Now all of us as a family knew what that actually meant when it came out of his mouth...and it did VERY often. But the minister turned a positive spin on it. I know he never met my uncle. But I appreciated the spin he put on the phrase. It wasn't lost on my dad either and we all had a chuckle about it later. But it is good we can take a phrase like "figure it out!" from a man who would never help you and did not want to help you and probably hoped you would fail. And turn it into a lesson in life that actually has and did help us. In my uncle's earthly life that probably would have burned his behind to no end. He wanted people as miserable as he was. But I believe he couldn't control the negative in him based on his mental illness. I believe he did love internally and would be happy we could twist those words into something good.
Really though...think about it...how many times in life have we all told ourselves we needed to just "figure it out!"
I laugh to myself thinking of that. And how that was the one thing that was brought up about him in the funeral. It is nice that light was shown on the bad and turned into good. And beautiful how it wasn't lost on anyone. Not his kids, his ex wife, his brother or his niece.