Come seek with me
A new beginning.
Let your spirit soar
On outstretched wings.
Dart high above
The day’s depression.
Come, share the joy
That living brings.
Having faith in tomorrow is difficult to do when you’ve had a run of bad luck. I believe everyone wants a chance to start over again, to erase all the mistakes of the past, to have hope that life still has something you can look forward to. I once believed that I could change the future with my sheer will power. There comes a time when you
cannot. You learn you must have faith in other people. Faith that they will understand your heart, that they will do the right thing, that they will reach new depths within themselves. I can only hope, but I do not have the power to make that happen. All I can do is present the opportunity. Faith means to rely on, to trust someone to be there for you. I’m trusting that, but I know great pain will follow, if my trust is broken. Still, I choose to trust because that is who I am. I believe God cares and He will sustain me whatever the outcome. Yu/stan/kema
When I was a child, I believed in the best inside of people. Others have called me naïve. This should have been impossible for me to do. I had seen the very worst that one man could do to another, and I had to believe somewhere there existed good things and good people. I had to foster hope within my soul so I could continue moving forward into a future knowing something cleaner, finer waited for me. I have known some wonderful people over the years who have given to me in remarkable ways. I have also known people who were self-centered and abusive. But, I choose to focus on the positive in my life.
I have had good blessings come my way. I was given the opportunity to go to college and graduate school. I taught grade school for a while and worked with children who have always had a very special place in my heart. I later worked with people in another vocation and I loved it. I was in a good marriage for many years and I had a son who was a joy to raise. I was blessed with good health most of my life. I believe good things came my way because I had hope. I worked hard for it to happen. So I have found it does help to believe there is good in the world. Who wants to live with the alternative?
Too often we go through life with blinders on. Beauty is all around us even in the winter time. There are glorious sunrises; snow finely covering the grass, and the trees; crisp cool air-filled with the scent of pine trees; and fireplaces burning brightly with beautiful colored flames reflecting off of the logs.
Beauty speaks in the tender gaze of a loved one, in the safe hugs of someone who cares for us, and in the strong hand helping us crawl out of the darkness into blessed light. The delighted faces of dogs greet us coming home from work. The sweet smell of children and the sound of laughter hang in the air while we sit at the kitchen table. Our mouths water with anticipation as the smells of supper enter into our noses. The feeling of home comforts us and soothes us as nothing else can do. So many precious moments we are given in our life time. How many of them do we foolishly lose because of our need for success, money, and power? We must learn to grab these moments while we can because time does not stop for any one. This moment is all we’ve got.