As 2014 comes to an end, do not look back at the long hard road traveled. Nearly everyone has probably passed over rough ground, fallen and has been hurt and cut. Do not dwell on the falling and tripping over and over again. It might be true that very few are at peace. Life is an inter-relationship of events, like waves on the ocean, moving, every moving – changing, never still, each one affecting the other, moment by moment.
2015 is a new year, a new beginning, and a new hope.
As the New Year brings with it new challenges, have the strength to stand where you are, give love in return for hurting. Give truth in exchange for deceit and give understanding to another’s failure. Remember you to have failed, injured and deceived somewhere along the road.
Let 2015 be a year to love and love again.
After a while, you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul
And you learn that love does not mean leaning and company does not mean security
And you begin to learn that kisses are not contracts and presents are not promises
And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child
And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’ ground is too uncertain for plans
After a while, you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much
So plant your own 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.
By Kelly Priest