A Lonely Man finds True Love

There was once a man who had never loved anyone before

not even himself ,

and whenever he got into a relationship

things would go sour whenever he was required to explore his feelings or to connect with others on a personal level.

After his umpteen failed relationship.

He wondered what was wrong?

What was holding him back from experiencing the sweet joy of love that all his friends seems to be basking in?

He took counseling, had therapy sessions and even took up yoga,

but he still couldn’t find that thing that would fill the gaping hole in his heart.

After another failed date,

and was making plans on giving up on ever finding love.

He looked at his phone and saw his reflection looking back at him.

A reflection that seem to be asking him a direct question.

He wondered when was the last time he told himself ‘I love you’.

When was the last time he took a moment to better understand himself.

What is love he wondered?

if he hadn’t taken the time to understand what it means for himself.

In the end he finally said ‘I guess love starts with me’.

In Search of Better Days

We all strive for a brighter future

regardless in how dim and dark the present may look.

You have as much right to pursue your dreams as do I,

and We can collectively co-exist to create a world

that’s desperately in need of its dreamers, writers, healers, singers and more.

Why give up on the thing that more precious to the world and to God above,

which is You!

The world is a stage as Shakespeare once said,

and you are the leading light guiding your magnificent story.

It wouldn’t be much of a story if the main character decides not to show up.

Be kind to yourself

and keep going,

the journey doesn’t end and what’s meant to be yours will never leave you.

Love and Kindness

What does love mean to someone whose closed their heart to the world?

What does kindness mean to someone whose given in to bitterness and hate?

As human beings we all go through moments of trial and tribulations.

How we were Yesterday is totally different to how we are Today.

We can be hard on ourselves when we compare our journeys with others,

but that in itself is a disservice to you because no one knows your story more than  you .

We all act as mirrors to each other and reflect what lies hidden within our hearts.

It’s why a warm smile can melt a cold heart and why a hug can bring the Sun out on a cloudy day.

 

 

December’s Soapbox II

As we see out another year,

a year that has tested us all in many different ways and forms.

As time goes by,

I get the sense we are in a period of great change,

as if life came knocking at the front door,

and faith took an exit out through the back,

and only doubt and fear remain standing.

Change is probably the only thing we are truly promised,

and nothing ever stays constant,

but what we can’t do is lose faith and trust in ourselves at the first sight of adversity,

We have all come through so much and woke up to see another day,

We are a resilient, determined and tenacious human beings

2022 will be a year of success, good health, abundance for all.

* P.s I just want to thank everyone I’ve met and the kind people that visit my page on this wonderful platform and wish everyone all the best in your personal endeavors and journey. May the coming days and new year bring you and your loved ones joy, good health and happiness *

Attachments

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What we love and care the most

is often the one thing we fear losing.

Attachments of any kind

can be a bearer of both joy and sorrow.

Yet through our ingenuity and tenacity

we keep pushing and keep dreaming,

of a time and a place,

where the hard, rigid thorn meets the lovely and vibrant rose,

and the smell is sweet and its touch is warm.

Tribe

In love we seek in others

what we hold dear inside

in order to convey the wishes and hopes that shape our mind.

We all express our feelings and hopes differently,

but yearn to find someone who shares similar hopes and dreams.

It’s the one thing throughout our collective history that has never changed,

which is the desire to dream and to be anything or anyone,

and to find in others, what see in ourselves

and the realization that you finally belong.

Trading Places

Life can be many things

it can be exciting, jovial, frightening , worrisome and many more.

Yet one thing we all share in common

is that we all feel and experience these range of emotions,

but react to each of them in our own unique way.

Today, someone is celebrating the sweet joy of becoming a parent,

as another parent lives to mourn the loss of their child.

I often think if life is a cruel joke,

and I’m waiting for a punchline that will never come.

Life can be many things,

and even though I can’t walk in your shoes or trade places,

but I can try to understand,

and be a willing ear to listen and learn.

We all have a journey that we take,

that takes us places and situations, and meet people

that in some near future

it will all hopefully make sense.

Tug of War

Our collective story is filled with the vestiges of the past

for every step we take is a step filled with the results of yesterday.

A yesterday centered on fear of failure or attachments to things we should let go.

It as though the past and the future are at a constant tug of war

and today is caught in the middle

neither letting go of the things that happened before

but still dreaming of a better future that never arrives.

Book of Life

A book is so much than just words and pages,

but an open invitation to unknown worlds

and traversing the deepest corners of our imagination.

Letters and notes I had written from years past

seem foreign and comical today,

but reading them I feel as though I’ve traveled back in time

and remember the concerns I once had which seemed big

but now I could hardly remember them.

Books are more than just pages, illustrations and covers,

but a snapshot of who we are at that moment,

and within that snapshot holds a world of our own

filled with our fears, love, joy and hope for the future.

May our book titled Life be filled with unbridled joy and appreciation.

The joy to fully experience and navigate through life,

and the appreciation that good times are followed by hard times,

but understanding that the hard times don’t last long either

and that at our core we are truly resilient.