Christmas break is over for most. This means it’s time to get back at it.
To the grind.
Whether it is work, school, or life, the relaxed atmosphere of Christmas/New Year’s is behind us. On top of that, it is now 2021. With a new year comes many expectations for ourselves and the world.
I was at Church on New Year’s day. In the homily the priest mentioned how in this life we only have “one shot” to make it to Heaven. He talked about the value of time. Each second has the power to transform us to who we know we must be, or take us further from our mission.
What is your mission? Are you pursuing it valiantly?
With this new year comes an opportunity to redisover and refine our mission. We must seek to notice the goals that are placed in our hearts and dive deep fighting for them.
For 2021, lets strive to hit the pillow knowing that we used this “one shot” of life to the fullest.
Why do I ache deep
And love weakly?
Why do I carry the rain
Like drooping petals
Where are my hands;
lassoed to my chest.
God is right here.
Yet, I see only my mind.
a child on the teeter toter of
Guilt and Hope
Trusting in Him, sandpaper,
my soul a rusty maple.
Have you ever asked yourself, am I afraid or am I just playing it safe?
I think about this question on the daily. So tonight, I wrote a poem about the difference.
Here is a little poem that will be included in my book (going to self-publish it soon be on the lookout).
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To me this is precisely the difference. Safety involves legitimate concerns. For one to not hold their breath while underwater is just crazy. It does not make any sense. However, sometimes as humans we get carried away. We allow the safety to morph into irrational and frightening fears. Hence, when we are living our lives, fear pops up.
It is irrational for one to hold their breath in the shower; however, the feared mind thinks otherwise. Just like when you are underwater, in the shower you are soaked. In the shower the water is weighing you down.
Friends, today I encourage you to not hold your breath in the shower. I pray that you will reflect on all of your actions and spot the difference.