My Sister’s Wisdom

The PatchWork Quilt


Among the myriad of powerful lessons my sister Detra taught me,before she graduated from this realm. One of the most gripping truths she shared with me was the comparison of life with a patchwork quilt. On one side, a patchwork quilt is a series of tatters, unseemly seams and motley patterns. Yet on the other side of the quilt, there is a striking array of color, harmony and lovely design arrayed in intricate detail. 

Life properly perceived is akin to a patchwork quilt. On one side, it’s disarrayed tatters, challenges and problems can seem like the whole of life is a bothersome sight. Yet, life is only realized when the beautiful side is considered primarily. When the color, the wonder, the design, the beauties, the attractiveness and the goodness of life is looked at intensely. Life takes on its truest shade of meaning, dearness and truth.

We would do well to concentrate on my sister’s lesson in viewing our own lives. Only when dwelling on our blessings; the things of value and worth in our life; can we attract more of the same and build the patchwork tapestry of our lives. Concentrate on the bright side of your life. That is the best way to achieve the highest potential.- – – Who knows??????  By thinking more about what you have to be thankful for, than what you are concerned about; you may learn that life is more abundant with God’s goodness, than you realize.


About timothygrantcarter

Author, Trainer, Pastor, Spiritual Coach, Inspirational Speaker, 12 step follower Thinker, Entrepreneur, Outdoorsman, Hunter, Fisherman, Gardener, and Shotokan YonDan (5th degree black belt). Visionary; Maker of original sayings, slogans and giver of spiritual help. "If God has a pulse, then I can feel it." Nicknamed "Slam" / Creator of #Slamism ... 's on Twitter @cccdynapro
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