We are often mind full instead of mindful. Thoughts are just products of our minds. They are a part of ourselves, but they do not define us. We don’t have to control our thoughts. We just have to stop letting them control us.
To understand LIFE better, you have to go to 3 locations:
2. Prison &
At the Hospital, you will understand that nothing is more beautiful than HEALTH.
In the Prison, you’ll see that FREEDOM is the most precious thing.
At the Cemetery, you will realize that life is worth nothing. The ground that we walk on today will be our roof tomorrow.
Let us, therefore, remain humble and be grateful. One step at a time, one day at a time, one obstacle at a time. ♥️
This plant had been pushing its way through to continue growing towards the light. It made me think of the many, many people who have obstacles thrown their way and how so many of them choose to keep fighting and “grow through their darkness. That a person, who is acted on by forces seemingly much stronger than themselves, can in fact break through and continue to grow despite whatever tried to bury them. You never know how strong you can be until being strong is the only choice you have left and see the light of day once again. Nature’s resilience is amazing. People’s resilience is too. Grow through what you go through.💕
As a parent, I always prayed and dreamed of my children transitioning from school/college and blossoming into these amazing, strong, independent, human beings. Learning new skills, Making every use of their God given talents wisely and work on doing what they really love, jobs that would give them total satisfaction at the end of the day.
Well, after, all the prayers have been answered and dreams coming true, the children did finally grow up, schooling and college done with. Got good Jobs which took them far far away from home across the seas. Suddenly finding the nest really empty, as a mama bird very happy that her babies had flown the nest. The family was never th same again, each finding new identities, each learning to cope and find their way in the world, coping in their own individual way. Yes I am still their mum, I just felt overwhelmed and a deep emptiness that is so hard to fill. Home is just not the same anymore. Knowing they are living a life without me in it while I am still figuring out how to live mine without them. They were, are and always will be my whole entire world.
we do communicate regularly. Via social networking, staying in touch has never been easier. Yes it’s not the same as a face-to-face conversation, the laughter and fun hugs and kisses etc… but at least I know they are happy and safe. I am now experiencing the empty nest syndrome with mixed emotions one day at a time.
You may not be straight
You may not be gay
You may not be coloured
You may not be grey
You may not be wealthy
You may not be cold
You may not be meek
You may not be bold
You may not be abused
You may not be the same
You may not be crazy
You may not be to blame
What you CAN really be
If it is not just awesome
Embracing your flaws
Being imperfectly FLAWESOME.
All these years I thought that I had done a darned good thing,
Striving to be on top of it all, even though we had nothing,
Of trying to be the best daughter, wife and mum.
Only to learn that all I caused was heartache tears and glum.
Coz as a kid being abused made me extra insecure and emotional,
Overly Protective of my own kids which at that time I thought rational.
Trying to keep them near to me and on their doings a motherly eye,
Years later to find out that, they felt imprisoned and their childhood a terrible lie.
Knowing that I am the cause of so much bottled up hate,
Even of a child who stammers and becoz of me can’t even find a date.
No family, friend or anyone did I ever had to speak.
I grew up to be Scared, scarred afraid and really meek.
Holding on to my children back then seemed like I was protecting them from the world.
Only to learn now that I was smothering them and making them hard and cold.
I guess working from home to be with my kids and mother wasn’t the wisest thing to do.
Working round the clock even when I was the sole earning member too.
Most times shit hit the fan with my husband and my mother,
Their constant exchange of heated words to rile one another.
Like a volcano I would errupt and shout till my nerves did show.
Was the screams of the child in me, just wanting to let it all go.
Little did I know I passed the same feeling down to my own precious kids.
The feeling of frustration, pain all with their bottled up lids.
As it was easily said that if over my emotions I would have had some control,
Would have changed the past somehow and not let the wasted years take its toll.
All my life I’ve had no regrets right up untill this week,
Maybe I should have just died back then when that monster made me meek.
It would have saved my kids and me a lot of bother,
If only they had gotten a more perfect and better mother.
Too late now to change everything that’s foregone
I have to live out the rest of my life just wishing I wasn’t born.
I hope someday my kids think of me with feelings of love and care.
All the simple good and fun times, I tried my best to share.
My heart is so heavy now, so burdened do I feel.
It’s going to take my entire lifetime, with all this to deal.
I hope someday my children know how very much I love them,
I have been living my dreams and seeing life through each of them.
My heart wants nothing of earth’s wealth and measures,
It will always carry my children who are my biggest treasures.
I’m sure many of us have been through times where this has happened. We are betrayed by someone we once trusted and believed in, and that we thought trusted and believed in us. Then we find out later that this person WE would have literally taken a bullet for, is the one standing behind the trigger. Betrayal by anyone we once cared about is one of the most heartbreaking things to recover from. It becomes even harder, when that person goes on to do all they can to slander you and try to paint a picture of you that couldn’t be farther from the truth of who you are. First and foremost, you have to accept the fact that you can’t control the lies other people will tell about you, and the more you try to, the more frustrated you will become. Remember that the only thing you do control is how you react to their lies. Don’t ever stoop to their level. As long as you know God knows you, then you don’t need to worry about anyone else’s opinion of you because God is the only one with a perfect knowledge of who you are and what you’ve done…everyone else is just guessing on hearsay. God is the only one equipped to pass righteous judgement on you and thank heavens for that! One great lesson that we can learn from the unfair treatment we receive from others, and that is: Never allow yourself to judge someone else by the negative opinion of others! Recognize how horrible it made YOU feel when someone judged you unfairly or when believed the slander about you. When you hear someone spreading lies or sharing mean gossip about someone else, stop yourself from taking their word for it. Always remember that you shouldn’t believe the unkind things you hear about someone are true just because someone with venom toward them said they are.
“What’s that?… You heard a bunch of stories about me? From someone who hates me….Go figure.”
Never look down on someone, only God sits that high.
I may appear normal
My feelings hardly show
It takes tremendous effort
To put on an outward glow
It took me years of practice
To build a wall around my heart
Never more insecure or vulnerable
The new me, a brand new start.
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