It is so amazing to reach out to people all over the world through blogs and social media. I find that the world is truly a small world. Sharing experiences, and hoping to help someone who may have gone through similar situations is worth the time, energy, and effort to sit and write, share, create, and pray. Each soul is precious. Each story is personal. Each person is valuable. It is wonderful to be able to make those connections.
Beauty is a necessary part of humanity. We need beauty to speak to our emotions. Beauty to the soul is like water poured out on parched earth. Beauty sinks in to our thought life and produces a higher level of thinking. It elevates our mind. It provides refreshing relief, which in turn provides creativity, renewed hope, and energy to press on with daily goals.
When people want to be offended with you they will recall your past mistakes/missteps. It will be a remembrance waterfall of “past wrongs and offenses” pouring in your direction. But the past has passed. It is a new day, and each new day must begin with self-forgiveness. Don’t let people who are annoyed with you dictate your future and torment your present. You direct your future by influencing your decisions with healthy thoughts about yourself today. A helpful goal might be to stay away from negative people and personal negative mindsets.
“The swinging lantern, hanging from a hook in the ceiling of her craft, cast the dramatic, shifting shadows on the floor and walls, which reminded her that the waters could be treacherous.”
My friend, there is no guarantee that life will be smooth. But we are here, and life is to be lived, not just viewed. Grab a life vest, find a sturdy craft, contact loved ones as needed, then jump in and join life. Navigate wisely and enjoy the journey.