Jun 5, 2012


Couple things on my mind :)


Life is full of em! Wow...I don't know why I just used a baseball analogy...I really know nothing about the sport ha. 
Hmmm :) :) :)

There is something intriguing about the happy unexpected.
Or the expected things you fear won't happen that do :)
I could say I've had a few of those lately, but that would probably be redundant since they happen to everyone.

I don't have anything profound to expound about on this thought.
But life is good!

You've probably heard this Robert Frost quote:
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: 
It goes on."

Isn't that odd sometimes?

You're at a soccer game and some athlete gets hauled off in an ambulance. Moments of respect, perhaps. Then the game begins again.

You're working at a care center when an individual dies unexpectedly. Then you put on a smile and help everybody else with their daily routine.

You make great friends, then you move and start making new ones.

Something happens that rocks your life (in a good or bad way), and you have to shrug aside the strange feeling of continuing to do ordinary things.

Do you ever think, "Whoa, life! Don't you realize what just happened??"

Sorta makes you pause. Wonder if it is right or decent to move forward. It can almost feel insensitive to keep going. 

But you can't stop living because of the surrealism of the unexpected.
The ordinary parts of life must continue to happen. 

And in many (slash most!) cases, I don't think that living diminishes the importance of the big changes

Feeling guilty for moving forward doesn't help change what happened. 

That being said, there is a time for all seasons. 

I hear that read at many funerals in movies:

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 
A time to be born, and a time to die...
a time to break down, and a time to build up; 
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; 
a time to mourn, and a time to dance..."
(Ecclesiastes 3)

Those "times" can overlap. Just cuz you are laughing, doesn't mean you are completely done weeping. Reflecting back on people or times, or feeling a refreshed sense of sadness at something, doesn't mean you haven't moved on. 

Some hurts will always sting a little.
(A Skillet song asks, "Do you believe that time heals all wounds?"
In general, I do.)

Pausing to acknowledge and mourn when something bad happens is not bad--heck, it is probably healthy!

But if you have cause to mourn, don't forget to keep dancing!!!


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