Thursday, October 15, 2009

WE SEE WHAT WE LOVE





I've been asked to repost this entry (it was written in 2008)

I heard a man say "We see what we love." We do! We really
do! We're not drawn to things that repel us,  upset us, or drive
us crazy, but to things that make us smile, laugh, and feel good
inside; things that allow us to experience to the utmost,
our sense of touch, sight, smell, hearing, and taste
.

 Many years ago, a friend said to me," Barb, my scale says
I weigh 172, but I feel so much heavier."
His voice, when he spoke, was heavy with sadness,
his eyes teary. I thought again  about the man who said
"we see what we love." He said also "We ought to follow what
we love and do away with things that don't add quality to
our lives like: anger, fear, sadness and those anxious
feelings that rob us of JOY.

What we find ourselves loving says a lot about the kind
of people we are, and teaches us things too
(about
God, others, life, nature and ourselves).

I wish I could remember all that the man, speaking
about love said, but I can't. But it doesn't matter,

because the things that I've remembered are things
I needed to hear and learn from.

One of the things I do remember him saying is
"What we tend too will grow."
Six small words, but words that can change the quality
of our lives if we allow them too. I need to allow
them too, and perhaps you do too. Maybe we need
to give ourselves permission to follow our own dreams,
rather than walk in another mans footsteps.

When we live life according to what God says love is
, we
soon discover how much we've missed out on. We lived
life according to how we've been raised, according to what
others have taught us, according too what others tell us is
the right thing to do.  But every man is accountable for
himself, for what he says- for what he does.

Kindly overlook this entry if it makes no sense to you.
I'm writing it for myself. I've backed myself into a corner, and
this is my way of finding the right, appropriate, best, easiest,
and most fair exit. Sorting out my thoughts always gets me
back on track.
So continuing....

The Bible tells us our days are numbered, so what then, must
I
do, if I wish to live out the rest of my life in a good, positive,
helpful way?

I think the answer would be: Realizing how short life truly is
 I'd be wise to use my time well: to not forget how important
every conversation, every embrace, every kiss, every action,
 and every opportunity is.
I'd put to use all that I've learned.
It would  make me a better listener; more kind,
more patient, more compassionate, more gentle, more
tolerent. It would enable me to brighten my corner of
the world.

The best things in life are simple things; things that cost us
nothing, things we too often take for granted. Appreciating
the little things in life: sharing meals together, playing
together, gardening, painting, hiking, chatting with friends,
reading a favorite book, enjoying our hobbies, makes us more
pleasant to be around.


NOW- NOT TOMORROW, is the time to contemplate
the legacy we wish to leave behind.
NOW-NOT TOMORROW, is the time to stand up and
be counted, even if that means disappointing people we
love -people who love us.

People remember the good done to them, as well as the bad.
When I look into the mirror at the end of the day, and ask
myself  " Have you done your best?"
I want the answer to be yes.

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Hope you had an awesome day.
love you much,
BARB



 







4 comments:

Sayit-baldys said...

THIS FROM SAM, A FRIEND OF CARLENE OF HORSESHOE BEND.

I JUST NOW LOST A LENGTHY COMMENT SOMEHOW.

WILL TRY AGAIN.
I HAVE PUT 'LET'S CHAT' IN MY FAVORITES. I LIKE YOUR ENTRY AND WRITING.

JESUS IS MY BEST FRIEND HERE AFTER 89 YEARS OF LIVING, LEARNING TO WORSHIP JESUS.

BAD THINGS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN AND TRYING TO DIM THOSE MEMORIES IN FAVOR OF GOOD THINGS.

TODAY AND THE FUTURE IS SO IMPORTANT TO RECEIVE THE BLESSINGS EXTENDED TO US. FORGIVENESS AND WISDOM.
OBEDIENCE TO FOLLOW THE WISDOM.

MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS sarvoak@gmail.com

google blog is sayit-baldys

I WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW YOUR ENTRIES. sam

Rose said...

HI BARB!!

Your words always uplift me. I have come to believe that as I grow older my purpose is treat others just as the ones did me when I was younger in my walk with God. Thank you Dear friend so happy to see journal love to you!

Joyce said...

I am so happy you are back and blogging...you are a very special lady...I am following you now on here. Thanks for the link! Love to you, Joyce

Gaboatman said...

Barb
It is so good to see you posting again. Your uplifting messages are always a blessing. I was so glad to hear from you.
Sam