Monday, May 13, 2013

Words lived by...

Folded, tucked away, and forgotten
A glimpse of the girl I fell in love with.  Bear in mind that she wrote this when she was 17 years old, five months before I met her for the first time...

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In this world of beauty and desperation there is so much to grasp, so much to lean towards, so little to be sure of.

Through the dark clouds of bittersweet memories and lonesome dreams, there is a glimmer of strength, security, hope for what we do not know but search our whole lives to find, never knowing which paths will lead in the right direction.

Or do they all go in one direction?  Toward the single moment that all will experience, the moment of truth, the point where we all decide if we want to go back and do it all over again.  Change things that made us sad or worry, things that we think we handled all wrong or feel we left unresolved. 

No, the paths we take lead us where we want to go and take us from where we've been.

It's a long, well traveled road that leads us to our destination, but all of the paths are right where they should be, leading to exactly the right experiences we need to fulfill our time and make us who we are.

Of course, there will always be right and wrong doings.  Our chosen paths can only lead us to the people and places, the experiences, but the final decision is ours.  No decision is wrong although the act might be devastating with unpleasant consequences.

Choose your actions as best you can, treat yourself with respect, love, worthfulness, and responsibility.  You are the most important and needed person to make your life work.  Listen to others, but don't adopt their lives, live your own to the fullest.  Enjoy yourself and the things you have, the friends you have and love.

You are special, like no other in this world.  Live your life with that knowledge and enjoy it.

Worrying gets you nowhere, only steps on the path lead to new people, places, and experiences.  Take as many paths as you can.  They will make a difference, they all matter!

Written by Chrystie on January 17, 1987

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For over 25 years we have traveled these paths together,
"together" has made all the difference.
DL

1 comment:

  1. I had goosebumps the whole time I was reading this.....wise girl, wise woman. How blessed I am for knowing her. Thank you for sharing. I love you both.

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