What is to give light must endure burning. -Viktor E Frankl
Last night my sweet sister and I had a great discussion about love. Specifically making the choice to love ourselves. I am going through the toughest trial I have faced up to this point in my life. My sister suggested that I take this trial as an opportunity to love myself the way I love others. The way God loves me. Which made me ask the question, How do I show love to myself? If you have any ideas, please, feel free to share! I think I have a good start.
I was listening to THIS song today. I typically think of my Grandmother when I hear this song but today I thought of myself. I imagine myself singing this song to myself -about myself. Below are the lyrics.
I never dreamed of this sorrow,
I never thought I’d have reason to lament,
I hoped I’d never know heartbreak,
How I wish I could change the way things went!
I wanted nothing but goodness,
I wanted reason to prevail,
Not this bare emptyness.
I wanted Days of Plenty.
But I refused to feel tragic,
I am aching for more than pain and grief.
There has got to be meaning,
Most of all when a life has been so brief.
I have got to learn something,
How can I give her any less?
I want life to go on.
I want Days of Plenty
You have to Believe,
There is reason for Hope.
You have to Believe
That the answers will come.
You can’t let this defeat you.
I won’t less this defeat you.
You must fight to keep her there,
So Believe that she matters!
And Believe that she always will!
She will always be with you!
She’ll be part of the days you’ve yet to fill!
She will live in your bounty!
She will live as you carry on your life!
So carry on,
Full of Hope,
She’ll be there,
For all your Days of Plenty
“In the midst of greatest darkness, even a very small candle will provide a wide beam. So it is with the Lord in the midst of our greatest trials. Refining requires heat, but it also enables light. In your black moments, look for the light of the Lord. Consider this– is the burning worth it if within the process you come to know His light?” –Emily Freeman