Life is full of moments that catch you by surprise and take your breath away or moments that sock you in the gut and knock the breath out of you.
Learning to live in both is such a process! But if you take just a moment- in the middle of it all- to NOTICE what is really going on, you might find, be it ever so small, a small bit of GREEN! HOPE that is just beginning to show new life, a new normal. But good none-the-less!
Here's to noticing!
One dictionary added an additional aspect to dread- an Archaic use of the word.
Archaic To hold in awe or reverence.
- An object of fear, awe, or reverence.
- Archaic Awe; reverence.
adj.Inspiring awe:the dread presence of the headmaster.
If dread is fear...
Fear is more pain than is the pain it fears! Sir Philip Sydney - 1554-1586
From a book of old poetry & hymns that Barb gave me as she was cleaning out her closet, I read this last week.
In 2013, what i want to be true of me!
To find ways to truly celebrate the events and people in my life that I love by being present in the moment and doing something enjoyable to mark the occasion.
To be honest with myself about events (or people) that cause me to dread, but rather than fearing the pain- to hold it in reverence. Acknowledging it hurts and recognizing that my fear of it is more pain than the pain I fear.
Lord, thank you for all that I have to celebrate-in life, in love & marriage, even in our losses.