Ralph Again…

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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.

xoxo
j

Uncomplicated Complexity

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We all want to Uncomplicate our Lives. Simplify. Create Order.

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.
xoxo

Idealism is Idolatry

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Marriage.

Money.

Health.

Friendships.

Career.

Family.

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.

xoxo

I Am…

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Because of “I Am”…

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.

“Love is the Toughest Minded Virtue” – David Brooks

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When I think of Love, I picture Soft.

Willowy.

Sun Dappling Through The Leaves Gentleness.

It is.

But it’s the Strongest of all Virtues.

For Love…

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…
xoxo

All I Can Say Is…

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Life is Literally the Coolest Thing that’s Happened to Me.

I wouldn’t Change a Thing.

It’s Battered me.

Healed me.

Challenged me.

Gave me Respite.

It’s Disappointed me.

Thrilled me Beyond My Wildest Dreams.

It’s Sobered Me.

Made me Cry Tears.

Of Exhilaration.

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

xoxo