Thursday, April 19, 2012

It's My Wonderful Life!

Some new points of interest that have been thrown my way are as follows: Remember those things we say and do when interacting with one another; no matter how we plan things, our lives with turn out just as they ought, no matter our struggle to the contrary; and just how much my midlife crisis looks an awful lot like the movie, "It's a Wonderful Life." Now, to explain myself. I was a juror in a trial case today, which was fairly quick and not that bad, but it was a very good reminder that something, once said or done, cannot always be undone, no matter the scale on which is was offered. Whether it is for the good or bad, but the bad ones can haunt a person for a long time, if not forever. Bad choices, once made, can spiral into things we never mean to have happen. (In case you are wondering, the case was a break up gone bad and police were involved, but no one was hurt.) Even though we have these grand plans, these amazing goals and things we would like to accomplish, we will be who we ought and will impact those we are meant to on whatever level, so long as we are receptive. I have found that, when a person is chronically ill, it takes too much energy to put up the always nice and put together face that we like the world to see. Precious energy that needs to be conserved for whatever reason, but invaluable, just the same. We get to know that person on a different level and I do believe it goes for caretakers, as well, because their energy is just as golden. We plan, we plan, we plan, but what is our real purpose? To touch and love one another. To be a crucial piece in this life puzzle. To understand our beauty and part in this wonderful Creation. We may not get to see all of the pieces, but just having the opportunity to appreciate and care for one another is a gift in itself. And caring for one another does not have to be what many believe it to be, but can simply be a smile or a hug. Perhaps an ear to listen or caring words of understanding. I have known a great many people in my life. I will know a great many more, but I have been having these encounters with new and old friends and family, even someone I just met yesterday. It is like I can hear God telling me to live up to my potential; being obviously nudged into one particular direction. I know, it sounds odd, it really does, now that I type it out, but it is true. Through these people, I can see what I have to offer, even in the midst of, and in some cases, due to, suffering which sprouted growth and understanding. It is a truth that has long lived in my heart, only now was I ready to hear it. It doesn't mean that things will be easy, in fact, it will likely be contrary to it, but I am ready to rise to the challenge and meet it head on. Goodness! What a Bright Week, and today is only thursday!


Xen Xen said...

I absolutely made paragraphs! This new format made it all squashed! Oh well, maybe I will figure it out soon...