Love Life’s Lessons

  Valentine’s Day is coming up in the next few weeks. I have to admit that even though I really don’t get into the whole “holiday”…I am always thankful for a reason to let people know how loved they are. I think we all, from time to time, have felt like we have wasted our time on a relationship. It didn’t turn out the way that we wanted or hoped that it would. I tend to look at it a little differently. No time, which is spent loving another person is time wasted. Where it may be true that the relationship didn’t last as long as we might have hoped; the lesson was in the gift of the experience.

  Life is not a series of random events; it is carefully planned out…although it isn’t planned by us. But let’s face it the truth is certain doors must close before we are able to receive the message of the open window. Maybe he/she was not what you needed long term…but your presence in their lives may have made all the difference in theirs. Wouldn’t it be worth any cost…to give another person the possibility of hope?

  Hope is the difference between trying and succeeding. Everyone needs to believe that they can not only exist…but achieve. When we stop reaching out for our fellow man/woman we have stopped doing the work of our Creator. Often something as simple as a statement can make the difference in a persons life; I believe in you; yes, you can; you are good enough; I love you. These statements can replenish a soul which is depleted. We all want to know that we are not alone. There is no example so great as to tell someone that God loves you…and to prove it…He sent me to you. Life can be difficult, no question. But when we reach out our hands to someone, it can make a journey seem less difficult. Have you ever gone for a very long walk by yourself? It can seem like it is the longest distance you have ever gone. But take the same walk with a friend…not only does it seem shorter…but it becomes more enjoyable. Why? Because whatever distance we are traveling, we know at that moment…we are not alone.

  The destination of our lives is not the most important thing. Reaching the top of the mountain is not the goal that God has for us. And I know that probably is not what we have been taught to believe…but the reward is in the experience of the path we took to get there. How many people did you pass on the way up that mountain? How many did you speak to? How many lives did you touch? Can we really believe that getting to the top is more important to God than the lives of people we enhance before getting there? What good does it do to be the first to the top of the hill if we have no one to share it with?

  Leave your heart prints on as many people as possible. Hope springs eternal. Can we really believe that our Creator will embrace us in His Kingdom…after watching us step over His children to get there? Love is so easy. A smile…a hello…these simple gestures may open up a world of possibilities for people who feel that they have nothing else.

  The gift of life is only a gift because it gives us the opportunity to spread the love of God. If we are afraid to reach out to one another…we will turn cold. Keep in mind that just because a relationship did not work out does not mean you were not supposed to love that person. They were just as much parts of our path as you were theirs…embrace that idea. Nothing happens by accident, we just aren’t in control of it all.

  It is our duty as human beings to spread the love of our Creator…it is expected of us. We all need to feel needed, wanted, and loved. Don’t wait for a national holiday to decide to love each other…time waits for no one. No experience is wasted when we spend it giving the love that we were created with. Remember to love life’s lessons.

~~ From my heart to yours