After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn…
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure…
That you really are strong
And you really do have worth…
And you learn and learn…
With every good-bye you learn.
Whilst I was away:)
I know we’re little long into it, but here’s to prosperity, good health, wealth, success and uplifting relationships:) May you all have a splendid and memorable 2013. Shine bright***
There are no shortcuts to spiritual maturity. Just as fruit takes a full season to ripen, the same is true for the fruit of the Spirit. We’re often obsessed with speed. God is more interested in strength than swiftness.
A great picture of this is found in the growth of the Chinese bamboo tree.When you plant a bamboo sprout into the ground, for five years nothing seems to happen.
But in the sixth year a dramatic change takes place. The Chinese bamboo tree grows to a staggering eighty feet! The World Book of Encyclopedia records that a single bamboo plant can grow three feet in a twenty-four-hour period.
Instead of being discouraged about how far you have to go, remind yourself how far you’ve already come. Be encouraged, you’re sixth year is coming!
Extracted from Mike Fehlauer (www.mikefehlauer.com)
Related this to my self, my growth, spirituality and success.