Do you like to eat bananas?
Bananas are one of the world’s coolest fruits besides being a great healthy treat.
Have you ever really looked at a banana? Go to the kitchen and see if mom has one.
Just take a really good look at it.
They are yellow, long, slim, smooth and really very handy.
Funny though, you can’t smell it or eat one without peeling it.
One of the best things about bananas is that they are talented.
You just don’t have to eat them as they are.
- bake banana bread
- bake cookies
- dip them chocolate frozen covered
- slurp cream pies
- and even in a big banana split
How good can that be?
Better still, bananas are practical. You can carry them anywhere you want.
You can eat them when you are walking, playing, on a picnic.
You can do more than one thing at at time as well when you are eating your banana.
Some things can be sitting in your favorite chair listening to music, reading a great book, watching TV, or playing on your computer. All these can be done while you are eating your yellow “buddy.”
Best of all, it’s so simple to eat one. Just pull the peel off.
You can pull the covering one at a time. You can also peel it all the way down. You can eat the banana half way and then try to peel the skin all the way down. Eating a banana really is simple.
But there is a little problem with bananas that you may have experienced. Once you peel a banana it is practically impossible to close the peel back up again.
Have you ever seen a banana with buttons or a zipper?
Maybe you have never tried to close a banana? Gluing and taping is not a good idea. Staples or paper clips are not safe and we should never even think about doing that.
That’s the big deal about eating bananas. That is the one problem.
Once you break open the peel, you have to eat the fruit. The peel won’t stay back up.
Besides, bananas do not taste very good if you leave it out in the open.
Now just think about this: Life can be like peeling a banana.
We can make choices that once we have decided to do them,
we cannot take it back or put it in place again.
Sometimes we can say unkind words to a friend, brother, or sister.
We can’t take those mean words and put them back in our lips and zip them up again.
Sometimes we can do selfish or hurtful things to others. Once those actions are done,we may want to take it back and close them away. Like a peeled banana, it is not possible.
So what can you do make things better. I know you are not a banana.
What you are though is a good person. So you do not have to be “yellow”.
Take a brave step.…..
What can you do not to be a unzipped “banana”?
- You can say “I am sorry.” When we make unwise choices, we can ask for forgiveness.
- We can also do something to show that person we really meant it by doing
something that will make them smile.
Unlike your favorite banana, you can get back to being the best and enjoying this wonderful universe again by asking for forgiveness when we make a choice that hurts others.
Unlike a banana, you can be whole again by just kind in your thoughts, words,
and actions. Try it.
Words of Love And Wisdom