Sunday, August 28, 2011

A small thing...


Sometimes it is the smallest of items that have the most significance. A tiny object can cause great joy, or even deep sorrow. And the impact can come as a surprise when you are not expecting a change in a situation. Sometimes change can be exhilarating, and other times it can be frightening. I've found that many times change can be both at the same time.

Tonight (this morning) I'm thinking about various dreams I had when I was much younger. Dreams of changes in the world around me. Dreams of how my life would be. Dreams of the home I would have. I think about how those have all fallen by the side of the road. Most of the time, those were replaced with something else. When a dream is laid to rest, you're supposed to create another one, right? But what happens when a person has left behind all their old hopes and can no longer find new ones? What happens when they are so tired of knowing that their dreams won't come true that they no longer can find the brighter future?

I think a lot of people have been at that point at least once. What happens to them? Do they have a good friend who will help them face the dawn without trepidation? Do they have a way to bring more Light to their hearts? Do they find a new way to have faith? Or do they begin to fade away in their own Spirit? I wish I knew. I certainly want that for them. I want all people to have hope in their lives, to see the light in their hearts, to find faith, and, mostly, I want them to believe enough to create new dreams.

I am blessed with the people I have in my life. The ones who remind me that I can inspire other people. The ones who listen when I need a sounding board. The ones who tell me the truth, even when it's hard to bear. The ones who give a small token that holds a lot of significance and reminds me that some things are solid and true. The people who love me without  reservation.

I am thankful for those blessings. May you all have a peaceful night.

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