When my world seems frustrating, I keep in mind that the most
important part of my exists beyond those frustrations. When
life feels painful, never forget that the pain, however
difficult it may be, is confined to just a small portion of
who I truly am.
All around me are things I can see and touch and
physically manipulate. They are part of life, but they are
by no means all there is.
I cannot hold love in my hand, and yet I know for
certain that it exists. I cannot capture joy in a box or
an envelope and yet I have no doubt that it is real.
When the outward concerns of life seem to be overwhelming,
I remind myself, there's more. There is so very much more to
living and being than those things I can see and hear,
taste and smell, touch and possess.
Even those losses and disappointments that feel big and
burdensome, are small in comparison to all the beautiful,
positive possibilities living within me. I look beyond the
noisy, superficial distractions and remember the miracle of
I live my life around the values in my heart. And those
everyday pains and nuisances will lose their power to bring
When guilt has as hold on me, I make big problems out of little ones and hurt people I care about. When I face them honestly and make amends, I'm free to start feeling good again.
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