Friday, November 10, 2006

Sleeping Beauty

Sometimes it is hard to know exactly what’s in our hearts - why we feel the way we do, and what we really need. Sometimes it is better to numb the heart and ignore all those maddening emotions inside, or else it will drive us crazy.

And so for me, I lay my heart to rest. I resolve to stop this folly of great expectations and ardent anticipation for cupid to be at my aid. I will bring to halt this zany chase over fireflies, grasshoppers and frogs – then wishing that they will become the butterfly that I have dreamt of. Fireflies will be fireflies. Grasshoppers will be grasshoppers. Frogs will be frogs. But at least I there are foxes dressed in sheep’s clothing no more.

Riddles and clues, this heart has gone through. Thus, this it lives for the day. Now, it hopes for nothing, trying to see reality as it is and not as the way it perceives things to be. At this point that the heart is induced to a deep therapeutic slumber, I hope to find my peace.

To him He who holds the key, to him who can decipher the mystical path to my heart, to him who dares to fight the odds – I await for him. For he is the one true prince who will awaken this heart, that now lies to sleep.

“Do not awaken love until it so desires.” (Song of Solomon 8:4)

Monday, November 06, 2006

On To My Feet

Pearls are made from oyster's tears.

I have once been told that what can't kill you, won't hurt you. Pains and discouragement can be so distressing, but they can also make us strong - if we only allow them.

Gold is strengthened by the fiery furnace. Coffee produces sweet aroma, once subjected to heat. The pressures in life may seem to crush us, but like a crushed grape that produces wine, they only bring out the best in us.

To have passion for excellence is to have a burning desire and a never ending quest for improvement - no matter what. Only quitters quit. Winners stay in the game.

"We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed, but we don't give up and quit. We are hunted down but God never abandons us. We get knocked down. But we get up again and keep going." - 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Dear Lord, when I lose hope because my plans have come to nothing, help me to remember that your love is always greater than my disappointments, and your plans for my life are always better than my dreams. Amen.