Sunday, February 28, 2010


It isn't easy, as our tears fall,  to believe something good will come out of our sorrow, is it? Harder yet, to imagine rainbows and clear skies returning. But they do, and always will. It's difficult to believe that though, when our sorrow is dark and deep, so painful we have no words to describe it; difficult to believe, when at the moment, we're struggling to remain strong, doing all we can to prevent that first tear from falling, doing all we can to keep from letting anybody know we hurt so much.
   Life is a roller coaster, oftentimes buckling us into the passengers seat without bothering to ask if we even want to take a ride. Life's road is difficult. We can go to sleep believing everything is fine; family is good, life is perfect, only to wake the next day to find out we're losing everything. It is happening to millions of people every day. Millions of people each day, are waking up sorrowful, doing their best to be strong, struggling so hard not to cry.
     For some reason, each of us struggles so hard to be brave; to put on that happy smile, adjust that happy attitude, fight our best to shove the burden down, to not cry. Why do we make things so hard for ourselves? 
    I've had male friends tell me they can't allow themselves to cry, because if they did, their loved ones would see them as weak. I've had others say they fear crying, are afraid once they start they'll be unable to stop.
   I view crying as a necessary thing, a healthy thing, the other side of JOY.
You cannot experience one without having experienced the other. We would not appreciate joy without having first tasted sorrow. They are sisters in life, joy and sorrow. One puts such agony upon your spirit that tears flow, whether or not you wish them too. The other so fills your spirit with happiness that again, the tears flow.

Where are you today?  I'd like to share a few of my favorite lines from one of my favorite authors. From his book "The Prophet"
"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is
only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
  When you are sorrorful look again in your heart, and you shall see that
in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."

-KAHLIL GIBRAN
                                                  
   
 
  I pray your day is a good one. Remember that the world runs on opposites.  When we remember this, our low, depressing, sad, or blue days, are much more easy to handle.

God Bless you.

BARB


    





 

5 comments:

Martha's Menagerie said...

Beautiful Barb!

Sayit-baldys said...

beautiful entry barb
'THE PROPHET' IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES.
THERE CERTAINLY ARE TEARS OF HAPPINESS. GLAD TO HEAR GOOD NEWS OF SOMEONE ELSE.

I TELL MY CHILDREN, BE HAPPY FOR ME WHEN I DIE. AFTER ACCEPTING JESUS CHRIST AS PERSONAL SAVIOR, NOT FEARING DEATH THOUGH ACTUALLY WANTING TO LIVE PAST ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AGE, PROVIDING THE ABILITY TO GET OUT OF BED AND WALK, EVEN IF IT IS WITH USING A WALKER.

LUKE CH. 1 VERSE 37 ALLOWS US TO BE OPTIMISTIC.
I LIKE TO IMAGINE MYSELF SITTING BY THE WELL WITH JESUS AS DID THE WOMAN WHOM PERCEIVED JESUS TO BE A PROPHET. TALK TO JESUS. THAT IS WHAT I WOULD SAY TO ANY THAT ARE BORED AND UNHAPPY.
CANT SLEEP ? TALK TO JESUS OR MEDITATE IF THE MOUTH IS SHUT FOR THE TIME BEING. KEEPING EYES OPEN CAN ACTUALLY HELP FALLING ASLEEP. IT MAY BE SURPRISING THAT IT IS NOT EASY TO KEEP THE EYES OPEN.
THESE SUGGESTIONS ARE FOR MYSELF TOO. sam

Christy said...

Barb it's been a long time since I read you (back to AOL journal days). I hope you're well.

God Bless
Christy (from the former: Christy's Thoughts and now...My Gifts Among Other Things)

Kath said...

I find you again.I keep losing you.Now I have managed to put you on my followers list,hoping I won't lose you now.Very inspirational post as always.I hope you are doing fine.You and yours are in my prayers always.I will never forget.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Margie M. said...

Wonderful post, Barb. This is my first time reading your blog and it is really great.

Thanks for your comment on my RV blog. Much appreciated. I hope you will follow our travels to Florida next month.

Margie M. writes at:
www.bruceandmargiesfulltimejourney.blogspot.com