They’re Unexpected. Whimsical. Never quite where they Should Be but always a Lovely Surprise. A Delight in the Doldrums. Usually Willowy. Easily Windblown. Yet Sturdy. Resilient. Tenacious. Photo by Johannes Plenio on Pexels.com
Thank You to All My Pretty Wildflowers. Blooming on the Clefts. Fragile yet So Brave. Facing the Winds. Drinking in the Wild Air. Floating their Fragility and Vulnerability as Badges of Honour.
I See You.
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“People do not realize that their perspective of the world is really just a confession of their character.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hey Thanks Ralph….
Time to Clean the Filter, and not just on the Furnace.
We all want to Uncomplicate our Lives. Simplify. Create Order. Photo by Steve Johnson on Pexels.com
Get on our A Game.
What if our Complexity is what Makes Us Beautiful?
One Day We Rock.
The Next Day We Hide Under It.
One Day we Purge.
The Next Day we Impulse Buy.
One Day we Slay Dragons.
The Next Day we Are The Dragon.
One Day we Weep from Grief.
The Next Day we Cause It.
One Day we Aspire to be Artists.
The Next Day we Crave Type A Qualities.
One Day we Crave the Zest of Youth.
The Next Day we Crave the Quietness of the Elderly.
Everything about Us is Plastic. Ever Changing. Ever Evolving.
To Me, That’s the Cool Part.
I’ve come to Love My Complexity. We are a Sum of Vibrating Atoms. Ever Changing. So is Everything and Every One Around Us.
So Yes, I can do My Best to Create Order.
But I think for the Most Part, I’ll Just Embrace The Chaos.
I Find It Beautiful.
And You, My Friend Are Beautiful.
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These are All Blessings. To Be Treasured and Worked at Fervently to Gain the Best from them.
They’re all Finite in the Amount of Pleasure we can Derive from Them.
The Moment I look at Any of Them to Complete Me. Fill the Void. Make Me Happy. Feel like I’ve Arrived…
I’ve entered into Idolatry.
Here’s to Enjoying all of Life Blessings. Here’s to the One who Completes Us.
Because of “I Am”… Photo by Stijn Dijkstra on Pexels.com
I Am Strong.
I Am Able.
I Am Peaceful.
I Am Patient.
I Am Joyful.
I Am Loving.
I Am Wise.
I Am Enough.
If I Am…
Weak. Unable. Anxious. Impatient. Irritable. Unkind.
I Find My Way Back to Jehovah.
To His Throne.
Til He is My “I Am” Again.
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When You Wish Someone Well.
It’s Clear They Wish You Evil.
Not Because of Wrong.
Not Because of Misdeeds.
But Because You Fought Hard for Your Happy.
And You Won.
xoxo I’m Happy You’re Happy
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When I think of Love, I picture Soft.
Sun Dappling Through The Leaves Gentleness.
But it’s the Strongest of all Virtues.
Keeps the Light On when Darkness Prevails.
Lends Warmth in the Most Toxic Environments.
Bends to Comfort in the Front Lines of Battle.
Heals Generational Pain.
Trailblazes Paths to Wholeness for the Weary Life Traveler.
Says I Forgive You when No One has Asked.
so Yes, Love is Tough
Tough Enough To Soften Us All.
Love You All…
Life is Literally the Coolest Thing that’s Happened to Me. Photo by Stas Knop on Pexels.com
I wouldn’t Change a Thing.
It’s Battered me.
Gave me Respite.
It’s Disappointed me.
Thrilled me Beyond My Wildest Dreams.
It’s Sobered Me.
Made me Cry Tears.
Of Deepest Pain.
It’s been Hum Drum.
It’s been Chaotic.
Brought me to My Knees.
Risen me Off My Feet.
I Love This Multi-Coloured Roller Coaster of Life we Experience Every Day…There’s the Anticipatory Climbs, The Heart Stopping Twists, The Tunnels, The Rest Spots…
And Faith to Let Go and Put Our Hands in the Air…The Ultimate Riding Companion.
Thank You Life, You’re Cool.
I love You
The Word No seems Restrictive. Punishing. Sacrificial. Photo by KML on Pexels.com
But Really when we Say No, it opens the door to Say Yes.
When we say No to Overindulging, we say Yes to Self Control. The endorphin rush from Advocating for Yourself feels better than any “Over Anything” ever will.
When we say No to Gossip, we say Yes to our own Integrity. And to the Integrity of Others. Others’ Pain is Sacred, we should treat it as Hallowed Ground.
When we say No to Lust, we say Yes to Love. Self Love and Love for Others. Nothing good comes from the Intense Fire of Lust, just Scorched Earth.
When we say No to Laziness we say Yes to Productivity. There’s nothing sweeter than the Satisfied Elixir of a Day Well Spent.
When we say no to Negative Emotion, we say YES to JOY. Probably my favourite of all Trade Offs.
So, for me, I will not focus on The No…I will see I’m really invariably Saying Yes.
I Say Yes.
We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools.
Whether a country Builds Walls or Disallows More Immigration, it doesn’t Change The Fact that we Share This Planet Together. We are Neighbours even if there is a Ocean Separating Us. In My Completely Uneducated but Heartfelt Opinion, to be Nationalistic and Alienating other races as Less than Worthy or Putting Our Needs above the needs of other countries may Seem Good in the Beginning. But we all Need Each Other. It never works to Be Selfish. Putting our Needs First and Not Considering the Needs and Comfort of Others Never Works. One day we will have A Need. Invariably It Happens. We will need someone to Consider what we need. Put Our Needs in their hearts and minds. We can expect from others, how we have treated them. We can expect Tariffs. Fines. Denial of Support.
Our Forefathers of Democracy Had it Right. They wanted a Country where Differences are Tolerated. Compassion and Benefit of the Doubt were Bestowed Liberally.
Some Would Say that makes Us Patsies. Easily to Be Taken Advantage of. But if you Believe in Light Dispelling Darkness. And Good Trumps (Did I Use That Word?) Evil. Then we Must Have Courage to Live it. Make it An Action.
Hold Onto The Greater Good Mentality. Tolerate. Support. Show Grace. After all, this Country was Built on Christian Beliefs. We Believe that there is One Judge. And One Must be Accountable For Himself. Live the Truth. Let Others Live Their Truth. And Trust Your Creator to Do What’s Needed To Sort Out the Rest.
Here’s to Democracy. Here’s to Freedom