I am struck at the beauty of the transition from High School to now...look what love can do...it cannot be hidden...her eyes....you can see that she will wrap you up and tend to you...and so she did. Keep reading xxooxx
What if every time you got upset, got angry, felt hurt, felt unseen, yelled at someone, yelled at yourself, hurt yourself, indulged a bad habit, judged yourself, judged another, looked at something in disgust, ignored someone, planned revenge, gave someone a cold shoulder, ran away, planned a getaway, longed for quiet time, pretended to care, froze.....
What if every time something came up like that....you stopped....you sat down and you just asked the emotion
(also known as the voice of your sweet inner child)....
"Why are you here? What is it that you want to tell me?"
and this time, what if you really really listened?
And after you listened, what if you told it what it had never been told?
What if you said....
"It is okay to be upset. You can feel whatever you want to feel. I will sit here and listen. I am not leaving you."
"I know what it feels like to be angry and I am not going anywhere...you be angry as long as you want to.
"You matter to me so much. Know that I finally see you."
"I am sorry. I am sorry that I never listen to you. I love you."
"You have had it hard. And I want you to know that I hear you this time. And I will keep you safe."
"I get why you have hidden yourself away. It IS scary and it IS not fair. I love you. I love you and I get why you feel this way."
"I know why you can't move forward. I see you. I honestly see you and I am here...no matter what you feel. I am not going to leave you or ignore you again."
"I didn't realize. I didn't mean to hurt you. I did ignore you and I have been so mean to you but I promise I didn't know. Please forgive me and allow me to love you the way you deserve to be loved."
"Oh, and you never have to do anything to get my love anymore. Whether you make a mistake or not. I love you. You are whole to me."
What if that WAS the answer?
What if all this struggle and trying to "do it right" was only keeping you in the cycle of pain?
WHAT IF THE ANSWER ACTUALLY WAS TO LOVE?
What if.....you said it out loud to your little self?
Right now. heart emoticon
My GOD is in the next room, cooking unseen feasts and humming.
T I I S G Turn it into something Good.
I devote the rest of my days to acts of loving kindness. I help those whom God has placed in my path. I will be as loving as I can, as often as I can, for as many people as I can, for as long as I live. Here if you need me. (Kate Braestrup)
Instead of FEAR, I feel INSPIRED. Instead of overwhelmed, I feel the excitement of the possibilities.
I learn ways to replace FEAR with LOVE.
ASK FOR HELP. Follow the guidance sent to you.
DO NOT COMPLAIN...if you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem. (a mom I bet)
We become what we love...so nothing will affect your life more than whom and what you choose to love. Matthew Kelly
I wish someone else would fill this out...I'd love to see what others see when it comes to me(ok, maybe not). I LOVE my family, I love being home. I love to cook, garden, read, run, do family history, study, eat, quilt, play the piano, plan and have parties with friends, being warm-- the sun on my skin, my hands/body in hot water. I love the change of seasons, tulips in the Spring, annuals in the summer, pumpkins in the fall and soup & fresh bread from the oven in the winter.I LOVE my life. I LOVE babies and children and teenagers and adults. I love people. And if you're reading this, I'd bet that I LOVE YOU!!!!!