During my student teaching experiences I observed various English teachers. One of them, Mrs. J., had various learning prompts hanging from the ceiling. Simple reminders for grammar rules, punctuation rules and other often misused processed.
One dangling reminder was about nuggets, a term used to describe little parts, sections, or nuances in a story. Mrs. J. reminded her students that authors find a way to put a little nugget in their story that may speak to the reader, whether it’s about the story or about life itself.
These little nuggets of Truth are also found in the every day events we encounter. We can hear a word, a conversation, even a line in a movie and have an “aha” moment. Today I watched a skit by Tyler Perry’s “Madea” and I found myself saying, “YES!” I had found a nugget of truth about relationships that affirmed a way of thinking my husband and I have taken for people in our lives.
There is either a reason someone is in our lives, a season for a person to be in our lives, or God places someone in our lives for a lifetime. The wisdom from the skit came when “Madea” spoke about how we tend to confuse the category a person is to be placed into in our own lives. I was grateful for the reminder.
Nuggets are rich with wisdom, healing, and encouragement. They are like the verse in Proverbs 25:11, A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. They are beautiful and worth looking for in the day to day.