Life is… More than living Lots of work Hope for a tomorrow Reassurance of change Struggles that make you stronger Cherishing of those that surround you. A gift for us to share, to receive love , to give love, and to make the most of.
Love survives where resilient lives. It’s not always possible to love without much work. The easiest love we have usually is from innocence or the kind like when you look at that newborn for the first time, maybe a first boyfriend or girlfriend, getting your favorite car…. job…. or vacation.
Real love takes effort to flourish. It takes a person who can overlook imperfections. Forgiving wrongdoings is part of that. Love is not selfish, it gives up comfort often in exchange for pain.
Love sometimes can make us insane. Choosing to love….or should I write… Loving despite the great disappointment, hurtful actions, or broken promises …. is what we try over and over when little good is in that someone or something and is hard to see upfront.
Being loved ….letting someone loves you ….is when you can see what you are from their eyes and in loving yourself and believing you are worthy of LOVE. It’s hard to forget REAL love, nor would we ever really choose to.
Christian love is Christ-like love. It is love that does not seek anything in return. It is a love we can only express if Christ lives in us. It is the greatest, selfless feeling towards others.
There is calmness after a storm. It might take minutes…days…years before things look better. Yet right after the rain, the flowers drink. The plants and trees are watered. Animals in the outdoors also find water to drink. There are subtle things but important changes and much-needed help that can come from a storm, be it in life as well as in nature. Yes, there can also be fear and damage during a storm. Damage can take a while to repair or fix. But you can’t deny the benefits. Look at your storms…find the benefits and also put much-needed perspective into them. You can’t have joy if you have never experienced a storm or two.
One day she was going to decorate her house just like you see it done in magazines and movies…but not today. She just couldn’t get into the Christmas spirit. Today she found herself thinking of Christmas ‘s past. She felt the feelings she had felt before, today she remembered it all. It’s easy to get swept up in holiday traditions but what if your holiday traditions were erased? Hers had been, she had to understand though that all was not lost. She needed to know that holidays were and could be so much more than tradition. This year, this time, she needed to find the meaning behind,the traditions and gatherings. See for her there was so much that life had changed for her, that she needed to gather what she could. She needed meaning not traditions to keep her going. When she was a child everything was so exciting, she missed that feeling. Now that she grew older she longed for a trueness, a realism she didn’t get from all the holiday hustle and bustle, or from all the worrying over bills versus buying presents . Her world should be more. More than that she wanted everyone around her to be grateful. Why should she struggle? Why couldn’t it look at easy as tv or movies, in that they all had smiles, presents , and cheer? She really thought hard and tried to find something that she could internally use, use to feel better. Alongside remembering past holidays, she remembered those who were no longer in her present, and she cried. She just sat there and felt the loss like it was happening there in that moment. She thought about the true meaning of Christmas and the sacrifice that people gave many years ago , where two parents that had a newborn that was despised by man, yet loved and awaited by millions. The sacrifice they made to make sure he was safe and cared for. They left their family, their homes and their own comforts. Sometimes, she thought, one must give more than they ever will receive in return. Sometimes no matter where we have been we can still find a place to belong. It all is in our hearts and minds, she thought. Her Christmas tears turned on her mind, but she found the strength to keep trying, to keep looking for the answers, but with a newness of heart. Christmas tears , the ones shed so long ago in a manger, now in her own eyes…that made life seem more clearer around this time of year. The lesson is life can bring you down but if you look,more than you think can be found.
When a heart weeps it seems it stops for a minute or two Sometimes it feels forever when it is about you I often wonder why or how But that’s not answered now. You can only give until time or fate has changed Sometimes it never comes, often things get rearranged. Sad is my heart, weeping inside Sometimes it stops for a minute or two Often it’s when I think of you.
We all face different things in our lives. Seldom do we stop and realize what others go through. I have known friends that hurt each day, carry guilt, and are hurt. I know people who despite circumstances that were given to them, carry on every day.
It is never the journey ahead that hurts us… It is, however, our lack to properly prepare as we start that journey. MwsR
Don’t forget others go through it, deal with it, and push past it… you can too.
Yes, it will hurt sometimes. Yes, it will change you some. Yes, it will most definitely impact those who are in it with you, in one way, shape, or form. This can most certainly be directly or indirectly.
But the good news is… You can move through whatever journey is ahead… You can.