A right smart of water flows over Niagara Falls. On this rainy, windy day, the amount of water seemed a right smart more than usual.
Many people have never heard this expression. It has nothing to do with how smart we are. Rather, it means a large amount.
If I own a right smart of something, I own a lot.
For example, I have a right smart of:
- Cousins (I love all of you.)
- International friends (I love you too.)
- Allergies (I don’t love you. Please go away.)
If I give a right smart, I give a lot, such as:
- Food to people who visit our home
- Children’s books to new parents
- Gifts to organizations that help people in need
I have no control over a right smart that happens to me:
I do have control over my:
To let go and let God have control is a right smart better than any decision I can make.
“God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” (Ephesians 3:20-21 MSG).
Thanks to Laura Claycomb for the suggestion.
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