Thursday, October 28, 2010
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
~Alfred Lord Tennyson
Love is never lost, it's only to be found over and over again. Finding and experiencing love teaches us to have faith in ourselves and others. It builds our character and defines our individuality. Love fills our lives like a beautiful garden fills our soul. Without ever experiencing the joy of love, we would never be able to expand our capacity to love in a healthy and lasting way. We may feel heartache sometimes, but a little rain will make our garden of love thrive and flourish in our future conquests.
All the joy, happiness, compassion, empathy we feel derives out of love. All the fear, pain, and heartache we feel sometimes originates from love also. If you never had loved or cared for this person, you would have never got to experience all of these emotions. Life is about experiences. both good and bad. Thats how we learn and grow to become wiser. Wisdom is priceless. Knowledge brings ways to build upon the idea that love can conquer all in any situation.
You may in life lose a love that you thought would be there till the end of time, but you never would have had the chance to learn that this may not be the right path to your true happiness. Life's journey may lead you in many directions for just the simple fact of teaching you little lessons and ways to cope with larger losses in life. Life can bring you down really fast sometimes, just so it can bring you right back to the top.
Love is a gift and you should never turn down the opportunity to learn something new about yourself. All your losses will eventually turn into rewards. You will gain a new understanding of the way love can transform your thoughts and feelings. How quick you or someone else can change their mind about pursing a relationship can alter the outcome of your destiny.
Every step a person takes in life is made with an unknown outcome. Every person we come in contact with is teaching us some kind of lesson. Pay attention!! It's happening for a reason. Their mere existence in your life is telling a story. Love lost will be love gained in the long run. Everything you learn through lost loves is building a foundation and preparing you for the next love of your life. We just need to have faith that through whatever losses we may encounter, our love inside will guide us to our perfect destination.
By author Emily Whitlow
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I had to make a trip to the emergency room yesterday. I got a call from the school nurse saying that my daughter had fallen on the playground and her foot was hurt, swollen, and may need to be x-rayed. Like any mother, I rushed out of work in a panic. I sped the whole way to pick her up and rushed her in the ER like a mob of mad men were chasing me. It ended up just being a sprain but the Dr. said that a fracture could still show up in 3-4 days when the swelling goes down. Iím to follow up with her regular Dr. if she does not improve by then. She was told to rest for 24 hours but after that she wanted her to begin to put weight on it. My daughter is such a trooper and was very brave through out the whole ordeal. Thank God for no broken bones!
The whole rushing her to the ER and going to that hospital was like a trip down memory lane. Speeding down the same path I did while I rushed to my boyfriends side nearly 2 years ago, then taking her to the same hospital and even passing that same room where I bellowed the loudest, most heart wrenching cry of my life, throwing myself onto his lifeless body which had just held me mere hours ago. Yeah, it was hard. Nothing I couldnít handle though. Just drudged up some memories and therefore made him heavy on my mind.
Then I get to work today and hear that a customer of ours had a heart attack. I gasped at first. Then my coworker proceeded to tell me that he was fine, he had survived. They put a stint in and he is recovering nicely. I shouldíve been relieved but I just felt spiteful. How come he lived through a heart attack and my loved one didnít? How come this older man with no children was given a second chance while my 38 year old fiancť with 4 kids was not? How come I have to explain to my children how Jesus can rise from the dead but their father cannot?
Iím being selfish and stubborn and I know it. I just still canít understand why God gives other people who seem less deserving second chances and why the good have to die young.
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