made myself a perfect heart for a heartless day… Along with the new role comes new and bigger responsibilities for which I need to strive even extra harder…
"… and when you’re in your twenties, I hope you buy a plane ticket to Paris. I hope you get lost wandering all of the streets. I hope you travel the world and read lots of new books. I hope you have interesting conversations over warm cups of tea. I hope you drink out of mason jars while dancing barefoot in the grass. I hope you have a water fight in central park. Set goals and change them. Quit your day job. I hope you don’t do any of these things or that you do them all. Write a book. Change your mind. Start new friendships and let go of the ones that you need to. Say goodbye to all of the things that have kept you stagnant and vow to keep moving forward.
I hope your fifties mean going back to school or starting yoga. I hope your forties include falling in love with someone new- a friend, child, or partner. I hope you stay up all night laughing with your friends. And when you’re thirty, learn something new. I hope your life is one of wisdom and youth, adventure and old age- no matter what year it was that you were born.
But what I really mean to say is that I hope you aren’t held back because of a number. And that you don’t rush into things because it feels like time is slipping by. I hope you do what’s right for you. Hold on. Slow down. And breathe in. Your age is your age. but more importantly, your life is your life. Don’t change your journey so that it matches someone else’s. We need to walk different paths so the whole world can be explored. Revel in the differences. And enjoy where you are.
Here. Right here.”
I love nectarines!!!! They just taste sooo good and the yellow juicy flesh is just perfect! I’m gonna eat them everyday while they’re in season!
You sure are one of the greatest supervisors I’ve ever had and one of the most inspiring people to me.. You have your own way of bringing the best out of people.. Thank you for having brought the best out of me! I wouldn’t be able to fit in the new role today without you!
new SP pay rate is just ridiculously high and I feel like I’m one step closer to my dream!!!! For you I will always try all my best, Mom & Dad! Always!
by Almira Reyes
"My dearest girl,
How have you been? We haven’t been talking for a while now and I understand you’re preoccupied with a lot of things at the moment, but I just want you to know I’m thinking of you…as I always am.
I think you sometimes forget that I’m here for you, that I am actually just a call away (Jeremiah 33:3; Job 22:27). You were never meant to carry your burdens alone. It does mean letting go of your pride and actually admitting you need help - you’re My daughter, and when things get tough, you run to me (Matthew 11:28-30; 1 Peter 5:7). But you know, I’d also like it that even if things weren’t so stressful, you’d still spend time with Me. When nothing big is happening in your life, and you feel like you’re the most boring person on earth, I’d still gladly talk with you. I have so many things to impart with you no matter what season in life you’re in.
I know we don’t see eye to eye on some things. Remember that time when you were a kid? You wanted me to buy you this novel as an early birthday gift for you and I had said no. You tried bargaining with me, but my decision was unchangeable. You were so angry with me then, only to find out on your birthday that the reason I had refused you was because I had already bought you the whole book series as a present for you. Sometimes when I don’t grant a request of yours, it means I have something much better in store for you.
My dear, I know you do not understand my reasons sometimes (Is. 55:8-9), and I know that sometimes it causes you to hurt. But know this: Everything I do, I do with your best interest at heart (Jeremiah 29:11; Romans 8:28). What kind of father would I be if I didn’t discipline you (Proverbs 3:11-12; Hebrews 12:5-11)? If I didn’t look out for what’s best for you (Matthew 6:26,30-33; Matthew 7:9-11)?
I never want you to be miserable, to be confused, or to feel defeated. If anything, I want you to learn how to find joy in the smallest of things (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18), to always act out of love (Matthew 22:36-40; John 13:35; Romans 12:21; 1 John 3:11,18), and to be the best you can be (Matthew 5:16; Philippians 5:6; 1 John 3:2). Trust me when I say that I am here for you all the time. Trust me when I say that no matter how much you think you’ve messed up, I will always welcome you back with open arms (Luke 15:11-32; Romans 8:1; 1 John 1:9). Even if you push me away, I will never leave you. When everything in this world feels like they’re against you, know that you have Me (Josh 1:9; Isaiah 40:31; Isaiah 41:10; Philippians 4:13) and that’s all that matters. After all, I have already won every battle for you (John 16:33; Romans 8:37). You just have to trust me.
This letter may seem random to you. But, I know you well. Sometimes you forget simple truths like these and I just want to remind you of them. I have nothing but love for you, sweetie. I miss you. I love you.
Today I learned that it does pay off when we work wholeheartedly with all our heart and mind. Thank you for everything that you’ve given me! And thank you God for continuing to shower me with all the good things that have been happening in my life! I feel overwhelmingly blessed!
Giá mà con đơn giản như mẹ ngày xưa
giá mà con không vội vàng để chuốc lấy toàn mất mát
giá mà con không biết “ăn cắp” nỗi buồn của thế gian này làm của mình mà khóc
giá mà con cũng tìm đươc một người yêu mình như chuyện mẹ với ba con!
sao tình yêu trong con chỉ toàn là những con đường mòn
họ bảo yêu con rồi dắt con đi quanh quẩn mãi
sao con không khôn ngoan thay vì khờ dại
mà đừng ôm bão giông vùi dập lòng mình!
con cũng muốn thương yêu ai đó thật tình
nhưng sao họ chỉ yêu bản thân mình hơn con mẹ ạ
dù con mẹ có thật lòng thật dạ
họ cũng làm con buồn và khóc đó thôi!
Con chẳng bao giờ nói với mẹ về những chuyện không vui
chẳng phải lo mẹ buồn phiền mà con chỉ sợ mình nhắc nhiều rồi toàn cay đắng
con cũng chỉ mong được yêu và bình lặng
nhưng chỉ toàn nắng hanh mưa rát mặt mẹ à!
Giá mà con cũng tìm được một người yêu mình nhiều như mẹ và ba
người chẳng bao giờ bỏ rơi khi con gục ngã
sao con lại thế này…con yếu lòng yếu dạ
sao con toàn buồn hả mẹ…
con ghét con!
chắc là không có người nào muốn yêu con nhiều hơn
con đa đoan và ghen hờn nhiều mẹ nhỉ
giá mà con giản đơn hơn trong từng suy nghĩ
chắc có người sẽ biết mà thương!
con chẳng bao giờ muốn chọn nỗi buồn
mà hình như “ghét của nào trời lại trao”thật rồi mẹ ạ
giá mà con đừng yếu lòng nhẹ dạ
biết đợi một người yêu con thật nhiều như chuyện mẹ với ba!
hôm nay con buồn
mà cũng chẳng biết phải nói gì để đỡ hơn được nữa
con ghét mình cứng đầu và hâm dở
mẹ dạy rồi mà con cứ chuốc lấy tủi nhục để buồn thôi!”
By September Rain
"Next time your day goes south, here is what you do. Steep yourself in the grace of God. Saturate your day in his love. Marinate your mind in his mercy. He has settled your accounts, paid your debt. "Christ carried our sins in his body on the cross" (I Peter 2:24 NCV)"