Life

Life happens. Often not like we would like it to. We have ups and downs. We love and sometimes that love isn’t returned.

Life can be difficult. People fall short, make mistakes, and may not live up to our expectations of them.

Life has a funny way of moving at warp speed seems like you look up and years have passed you by.

Funny thing about life is that death is a part of it. Unfortunately most of us don’t value the right now. Most forget that tomorrow is not promised.

Life is a learning process. No one is going to live it perfectly nor without fault. We all fall short from time to time.

Life can be lived so much happier if we learn to forgive and let go. Why hold grudges and lessen the quality of the life you have.

While you can mend your fences, offer/accept apologies, give second (maybe third) chances, be slow to anger, and try not to judge.

Life is short. Don’t let it pass you by while you are caught up in things,that in the larger scheme, don’t really matter.

Reach out and let someone know that you love them despite of. Extend the same grace and mercy that God extends to us.

Live this thing called life to the fullest!! Once it’s gone, it’s just that. Gone.

Only God can judge!

People are so quick to pass judgement on what they read, hear, or see.

I remember my mama telling me time and time again “it’s not what you are doing, it’s what you look like you’re doing.”

That phrase baffled me for the longest. It’s clearer these days. And so is my attitude towards it.

Since I have started posting things here I have experienced plenty of judgement, especially with the post prior to this one. I laugh as I think about the raised eyebrows and slick remarks.

How soon we forget that we all have a past and we all fall short. For most it’s easier to judge others than to deal with our own shortcomings.

God is the only one that can truly judge any of us. I keep this in mind on a daily. The last time I checked my Bible stated that no sin is greater than another  I laymens term… “You ain’t no better than me!”

It takes courage to open your life up for people to see. I have hid behind so much in my life that I am not willing to hide who and how I am with anything anymore. I have made a choice to be naked and not ashamed. (Figuratively, LOL)
I write to soothe my soul and if it impacts others that’s just gravy. So those who don’t like what I have to say or write, feel free not to read!

Good night to all. And be slow to judge lest you be judged.

What goes around surely will come back around.

Life has a funny way of coming back around. Those things that we put in the atmosphere at some point come back around to us. Interesting thing is that when you are on the giving end things usually don’t effect you as they do when you are on the receiving end.

I have broke many a hearts in my day. Some totally by mistake or in oblivion. It’s hard to admit, but others were on purpose or with little regard. In all honesty the trail of heart remnants rarely ever crossed my mind.

At least not until recently…

Someone very dear to me not only intimately, but friendship-wise truly truly hurt my feelings. Nearly wounded me emotionally.
In one of our daily conversations I posed a questions that had been tugging at my heart recently. Out of the blue I asked her to move with me and let’s restart our life together. Please know that I was so serious!!

Without hesitation… The response was “No, we are in two different places.” I was crushed. Felt like I had been punched in the nose! I wanted to lash out yet at the same time I wanted to cry. My pride wouldn’t let me react at that time, but please know that it cut me deep.

A few days later I finally had the nerve to bring it up again. I tried to broach the subject in a joking manner. Of course it became serious pretty quickly. I just needed to know how or why I was turned down so quickly.

It was explained that for a long time she had loved me selflessly and would have done anything yes anything to be with me exclusively. The conversation continued and it was pointed out to me the sacrifices that were made and humiliation that had been experienced.
At the time of our relationship I truly did feel love for her and for him as well. I never intended to hurt her in anyway and didn’t realize the depths that my actions wounded her.

I still don’t know if it was an in your face moment for her but it was a moment of awakening for me non the less.

Be careful how you handle a persons heart and feelings. You never know when that same person may do the exact same to you.