12 weeks straight of presentations down! #finisher #HireMeNow
What do I get in return
For loving someone this way?
I get nothing
I won’t be richer
Won’t appear on TV
And not a bit more famous
(But) what I do receive are emotions
I witness happiness
Reach a deeper understanding
Feel the love
Receive what money can’t buy
A world made more beautiful
Love demands nothing in return. It goes above and beyond.
Even if on the sidelines. Even if from afar. Even if in secret.
When you try your best and you don’t succeed.
(and sometimes you look around and wonder what could have been)
Lord, I pray.
During a moment of discouragement, I read something I typed on my phone when Sun shared from her heart some weeks ago.
"How sad it is if we didn’t learn anything from these past few years… how sad it is if we didn’t pick up these treasures of darkness through our period of trial."
And I was deeply encouraged by her heart. The journey may be long and arduous, but it says in Isaiah 45:3 that there are also treasures of darkness, hidden riches in secret places along the way. Focus not on the disappointments at hand, but on what lessons God has to teach, and what values He has to give to us. There are still many areas where I can improve in.
I still believe that the coldest heart will melt one day. That one day I can make up for all the wrongs I did, and I can have one more chance to love and to lead again. If I fall today, then stand up again, learn again, and try again. So that when the time finally comes, I know that I’m able to be the best friend, the best leader, and the best partner that I can be.
We frolicked under the tree as the leaves turn from green to orange to falling gold,
Our cheeks flushed red as we fell asleep exhausted, beside the riverbank blue.