”Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust
Today I want to say thank you to all the people in my life who have helped me to become the person I am today; for you have tended my garden well and helped to prune and weed out the things that no longer serve my better good. Where would we be without the people in our lives who help us grow and become the beautiful blossom we are called to be?
I found an old journal stuffed in one of book bags, so I started flipping through it. Every once in a while I write in the form of dialogue with God. To make it feel more personal, I’d call Him, “Friend.” I was going through this particular difficult time and was so caught up in the emotional upheaval of it. I needed to find a way to reconnect with my soul. So I started having a conversation with my best and most trusted Friend.
As I look at His answers, I’m in awe even now at the clarity and simplicity of His words.
“Is it true that someone else can hold us bound within their unforgiving heart?”
“Only if you let them.
I can’t take away the hurt and pain you feel in your heart. However, I can help you to find peace, comfort and joy in Me, as well as others who see the same goodness in your heart that I see. You have come so far in your journey to find your true self. Don’t let the few heartaches you can’t control destroy your spirit. Just keep loving people even the ones who break your heart. Love them in spite of themselves, because in their own pain and sorrow they know not what they do. No one can hold you bound unless you let them.”