Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.
It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.
LIFE’S TUG OF WAR
Life can seem ungrateful and not always kind.
Life can pull at your heartstrings and play with your mind.
Life can be blissful and happy and free.
Life can put beauty in the things that you see.
Life can place challenges right at your feet.
Life can make good of the hardships we meet.
Life can overwhelm you and make your head spin.
Life can reward those determined to win.
Life can be hurtful and not always fair.
Life can surround you with people who care.
Life clearly does offer its ups and its downs.
Life’s days can bring you both smiles and frowns.
Life teaches us to take the good with the bad.
Life is a mixture of happy and sad.
Take the life that you have and give it your best.
Think positive be happy let God do the rest.
Take the challenges that life has laid at your feet.
Take pride and be thankful for each one you meet.
To yourself give forgiveness if you stumble and fall.
Take each day that is dealt you and give it your all.
Take the love that you’re given and return it with care.
Have faith that when needed it will always be there.
Take time to find the beauty in the things that you see.
Take life’s simple pleasures let them set your heart free.
The idea here is simply to even the score.
As you are met and faced with Life’s Tug Of War.
words of wisdom :
Cherish Life’s Simple Pleasures because
it Eclipses Other Earthly Treasures
≈ ∞ ≈
A tomorrow comes
A tomorrow goes
grows and grows and grows….
≈ ∞ ≈
While pondering on this, does everyone have this one burning question;
why do we busy ourselves endlessly going round and round in circles
chasing our envisioned pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?
Are there such promises of treasures? The quest and the attainment of it,
does it all satisfy the hunger for fulfillment of happiness and peace of our
inner soul? By the end of it all, is it worth every breath we take and every
minute that we expend our present moments for an indefinable uncertain
future? On the other hand, some of us would rather championed the other
favored route of taking charge of our lives and construct our own path to
success and contentment as to meandering and walking the path which
the Lord God above has mapped out for us.
Patience and Faith is called for while heeding the voice of God in directing
us to which streams or rivers we should flow and swim along. Though all
of us struggle with the long and winding road of life with obstacles and a
whole load of burdensome challenges, just remember that we are God’s
clay and He is our Potter. When we plod along life’s precipices, do not
forget that a Potter is very patient when molding His clay. He needs to
reshape and remold till He is pleased and satisfied that the vessel will be
near perfect accordingly that reflects loving considerate traits along with
a great character. Through the midst of our living, we tend to be shifted
off or misshapen by drifting of from being the original intended shape but
our Potter will always be there at the wheel to fashioned us again and again.
The final product of that special beautiful piece of clay falls praise to the
molder and architect of design of our lives, the *One True God Yahweh*
who sits majestically above in His awesome heavens.
The pursuit of a successful life lies in the perception of the seeker. Though
one might achieve own’s harvest of fame and fortune, one might lose his
valuable time with himself or herself and his or her loved ones. That’s the
start of the growth of distant communication where it grows and grows
and creeps on like the vines until it’s so unreachable that all sources of
connections would have been severed. This will be the domino effect of
disintegration and dissolution of family unity, the onslaught of
misunderstandings and miscommunications which will then result in
divorces and which in turn will affect the psychological and emotional
well being of any child. The cycle of disturbed, troubled and unloved
children will have the tendency of unhealthy living standards such as
diving into alcoholism, drug abuse, sexual promiscuity, vices of robberies
and the list goes on and on.
In the aftermath of all these, societies break down and moral decay sets
in and that will definitely roller coast to a dysfunctional country whereby
productivity and resourcefulness of it’s citizens would be decreased
alarmingly and that’s a heavy critical blow of deficits that will spiral
a healthy economy agonizingly downwards. If this “distance-virus” is
not checked, remedied and healed soon enough, the country will suffer
greatly with the deficiencies of it’s people.
The irony of it all is that, though we are so closely and sometimes intimately
connected with the super linkage bandwidth of computers, there is still that
lingering tarrying wide, open, silent and empty void of interaction hovering
in cyberspace. To sum it up in conclusion, the distance between souls will
keep on germinating and growing until there is only that silent and eerie
stillness of interplay and interchange in the future.
© keziah boey – May 16th 2008
There may be scars
But hope still for stars
For stars shineth on and on
So, you gotta keep on keeping on
No matter how life’s curve balls hits
Have faith in God and hope still sits
Hard times, troubled times, saddens the soul
Time is timeless, move forward, purge the old
Every cycle of life has a beginning and an end
Look for rainbows after a storm for its God-send
Walk through life at your own even pace
Adopt positive attitude, keep a smiling face
Signs are posted at every junction and all crossroads
Be alert, be aware and take heed the wisdom it unloads
At every juncture and every fork pray for discretion
To a God who giveth sagaciousness on every question
In all lives a little rain must fall before the sun shines
Defines character, perspectives change, horizon realigns
Accept challenges, overcome obstacles, create some goals
With much effort and tenacity, attainment fulfills our souls
Aboard the ship of life fear not of adverse stormy waves
Persevere and endure on for whom God loves God saves
Every star though minute from gaze could be a raging sun
Immerse clarity in your mind, blast on, life’s an awesome run
© Keziah Boey March 2006
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