Feeling Blessed

It is so revealing when your eyes open to the truth.  When you see that someone you cared about and wanted in your life for so very many years becomes someone you no longer care to have in your life.  When you realize that “appearances” to them really are everything, that hurting others is really okay.  Calling themselves Christian and being so righteous while making judgments about everyone else’s choices, once again reaffirms the adage “walk the walk, don’t just talk the talk.” I guess today I am feeling blessed that I have traveled the journey I have.  I do not care about appearances; I care about people.  I care about doing the right thing for its own sake.  I care about treating people right.  Not for my benefit, but for theirs.  Just because “it’s the right thing to do.” (quote attributed to Lu)  I am truly blessed that I have had the friends that I have, some still in my life and some not, who have helped me along this journey.  I am a far better person because of them!

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13 thoughts on “Feeling Blessed

  1. AmyRose

    Yes, letting go is hard, but in the long run, benefits us. Choosing to live the Higher Path, and choosing to not allow others to treat you wrong, is a good choice. Not necessarily easy, but good. Thank you for writing this. And good for you!!!! Love, Amy

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    1. praw27 Post author

      Amy, you are so right! I have had to let go so many times in my life; some of them still wear on my heart, as I never understood why. Yet, I have let go,as we all must at times. It is just part of life and of growth…just as the rose lets go of her bloom so that she may create another, even more beautiful one! Thanks Amy, Hugs.

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      1. AmyRose

        I’m in one of those letting go phases and my heart is just about breaking. I know once passed this phase, my heart again will smile. But for now, it weeps. Love, Amy

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      2. praw27 Post author

        Oh, Amy, I know how hard that is! I will be sending you energy and prayers to help you along this journey. Take good care of your beautiful heart! HUGS! Love and Peace, Phyl

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  2. fellowtraveler

    Thoughtful words. I think you capture our age and experience, too. It’s as if life is a river and the other swimmers come and go. Some swim with us for a long time, others a short time. Some support us and some try to eat us. But every one around us affects us in some way. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    1. praw27 Post author

      The metaphor you use is so accurate: “life is a river.” I believe so…it is interesting for me, as I never learned to swim. So for me, it would be who helps with my life jacket and who removes it, cuts it, etc. Thank you for giving me a visual picture of the journey! 🙂

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    1. praw27 Post author

      I can not imagine, Steve! You are a good person and you care very much. It is only when one cares more about appearances than one does about humanity, that goodness becomes jeopardized.

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  3. momfawn

    We truly “learn as we go”…there are so many good people out there that it is okay to figure out the ones that aren’t the best for us and set them aside. Happy Monday! – Fawn

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    1. praw27 Post author

      It is hard when one figures out the one to let go is a family member who I have always felt close to. Now I realize that this was one-sided, okay so I knew that, now I know I don’t care anymore. Letting go is hard sometimes, but necessary…Thanks! Phyl

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