Be a Fruit Loop In a World Full of Cheerios
We always had a box of Cheerios in our pantry when I was growing up. As I remember it, Cheerios was a staple in our breakfast diet. Most mornings we would have them in a bowl with a bit of milk poured over them – every now and then we’d slice a banana (and when mom wasn’t looking, added 3 or 4 tablespoons of sugar) to add a bit of flavor. Then in the early 1960s, our whole world changed!
Those sweet, colorful, tasty little circles not only turned the milk at the bottom of the bowl pink, they added a whole new choice of flavor to our breakfast table! We still had a box of Cheerios on the shelf, but they had to move over to make room for the box of Fruit Loops. I think this is what this little sidewalk chalk art drawing is challenging us to do: to add a little bit of color and flavor to your life!
God Loves Color
God must love color and flavor! He sent a rainbow as a sign of promise (Genesis 9). He makes us to lie down in green pastures (Psalm 23). The New Jerusalem is referred to as a city of pure gold (Rev.21).
All one really has to do is look at a morning or evening sky to see a new array of colors every day! I love the few minutes just before the sun sets, because all of the colors seem so much richer and cleaner in the closing hours of the day. Clouds lined with silver, the brilliant golden rays of sunlight , and the great variety of all the pinks and purples in the evening sky – I often cheer out loud because these all point us to God in His creative reminder each day of His presence with us.
God Loves Flavor
And then there’s a reminder of the flavor of life that we can experience as Jesus tells us, “I came that (you) may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance – to the full, till it overflows.” (John 10:10, The Amplified Version)
I still have a bowl of Cheerios pretty often (with bananas and 3 or 4 spoonful of sugar)… But oh, those Fruit Loops…
If this little note serves as a reminder to you that you need to add some color and flavor to your life, but you’re not sure where to start, I urge you to read more about depression treatment, and then reach out to us at Christian Counseling Associates for a free consultation. We can help.
David Dickerson is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist Supervisor. He is the former Executive Director of CCA. David is taking new clients online.