Earlier this week I was approached by a man while I was at work. I was focused on doing my assigned duties outside at work while I was approached by this person. He came up to me and greeted me with a kindhearted “hello” and asked me how I was. I then smiled back and told him a vague/cliche answer and responded with “I’m good.” I then asked him how he was and he responded with something along the lines of “I’m well, i’m just thankful to be alive. God woke me up this morning so I am happy.” I then responded with “that is definitely something to smile about!”
I felt inspired by how friendly and how open he was about his faith. This short and simple encounter I had with this man was definitely the highlight of my week just because of how nice he was. I’ve come to realize that there are a lot of people that we will come across throughout life, and for the most part we may never get to see them again. I truly believe that the brief moments and conversations we have with others about God connects us. I believe that the conversations and encounters that have ended are not completely over. I truly believe that you will see these people again in heaven, and you will pick up from the last time you spoke. I know it may sound a little weird to think that far ahead because so many of us are just focused on whats going to happen on earth, but I feel like heaven is a lot closer than we think. Sometimes I think about how things will be once we are no longer here on earth, and I find it a little scary to think about the unknown.
What i’m trying to get at with all of this is that - our time is limited here on earth. Sometimes we think we have all of the time in the world. With all of the other priorities that we have going on we don’t always have the time to spend with every single person that we would like to spend it with. I truly believe that even though we may not have the time to see them again here on earth, we will see them again once we cross over. I’m not sure if all of this makes sense, I may sound a little crazy for writing this out loud but I hope whoever reads this can kind of get what i’m trying to say.
I feel like our time here on earth is so limited and only so many people are meant to be in our life for so long. We meet so many people along the way that we may never truly get to know or even meet again. We can only trust that God will put the right people in our life at the right time, and whoever is meant to be in our life will be. For the rest of the people that walk in and out of our life, we will see them again.
“I think there is something beautiful in reveling in sadness. The proof is how beautiful sad songs can be. So I don’t think being sad is to be avoided. It’s apathy and boredom you want to avoid. But feeling anything is good, I think. Maybe that’s sadistic of me.”—Joseph Gordon-Levitt (via rainydaysandblankets)
“If you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”—Fred Rogers (via herewecollide)
this is all over the place, but its something that i’ve wanted to let out for a long while. I guess you can call these my little bursts of wisdom that have hit me at random times..
Explore every option, and remember that we will never know everything.
You will always be learning and growing on your journey throughout life.
If you ever feel like you are missing the bigger picture, just remember that there is still so much more out there. We all live on this planet, but there are many worlds that each of us live individually. Expand your mind, reach out, and find what it is you’re looking for.
Move, breathe in life each and every single day. Take an opportunity when it comes in front of you, and if it doesn’t work out, at least you know you tried. If you really want it, keep pursuing it and it will happen at the right time. God has a timing for every little thing that happens and for everything that enters our lives.
Sometimes it may feel like we are running in circles and not getting anywhere, but it is only when we start to move out of our comfort zone that we may explore and find out who we are meant to be, and what truly lies within us.
We all yearn to explore and find new places, all we have to do is reach out and go for it so it may happen. Once you put something positive out into the world, that is when it can come back to you.
There are so many things we can do, we are blessed with so many options. Always be grateful for them, and never take any gifts or opportunities for granted. We just have to remember that we all have to start somewhere. We have to try new and different things to find out exactly what works for us. There’s just so much out there to explore, to discover, and sometimes it can be overwhelming knowing where to begin. We all must take the first step in order to start.
Sometimes you may think you know, but really you can have no idea and you may not even be aware of it.
It is so important to live with an open mind. Don’t keep your mind as a closed box where nothing can enter it, because then you will never learn anything new. Your mind is designed to expand. Get out of your comfort zone. If you have already got out of one, good for you, now get out of another one. Explore and learn new things. Feed your curiosity. When your mind expands you will see how much more is out there and how much you’ve been missing by staying inside a comfort zone you set up for yourself.
Sometimes you need to just stop and listen, take time to slow down because if you don’t you will never know how to truly appreciate the present moment.
Don’t always believe or settle for the things told to you; the things shown to you on tv, on the radio, etc. Find things out for yourself, keep searching. Sure there are things that will fall perfectly into place but for everything else it’s up to you to find it. Listen to a new song, try a new recipe, and do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Because sometimes you fill find exactly what you need in the most obscure places.
God has a purpose for you, and he is keeping you alive and well for a reason. He has a purpose for us all, but its up to us to open up our hearts to it.
The world is ours to discover. You discover things along the way the older you get. Don’t watch days pass you by, use them, do something! Because if you don’t, there will come a time where you will regret it.
Time is of the essence and it will keep on ticking, and the clock won’t stop for anyone. Everyday were getting older and we can never go back in time. Time is something that you will never be able to get back so its important to use it wisely.
Life can get confusing sometimes, but things will fall into place and will make more sense as we grow up. It is our choice if we want to grow up. We all get older, but growing up is a choice. I don’t know how everything works yet, but I’m still searching for it and I think that’s all that matters. Is that I am aware of what I need, and what my heart is yearning for.
It’s all about the search, and the pursuit of something bigger than yourself.
Things to keep in mind regardless of whatever happens: never forget to count your blessings on a regular basis.
Each life begins as an empty canvas, and by the end of it, life should be filled with beautiful colours.
“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.”—Philippians 4: 8-9
“All men and women are born, live suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about… We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live.”—Joseph Epstein (via creatingaquietmind)