I read something yesterday that got me thinking…
The post began with this question:
can you live in the maybe?
And immediately, my mind went racing.
Isn't this where we all live, every day?
Many of us deny it, but i believe this is where we always live.
In the maybe.
We are surrounded by death,
and change of plans
and change of hearts
and burning houses
and burning desires
and unexpected anguish
oh, the questions…
No one knows anything with absolute certainty -
including knowing God.
Especially knowing God.
Those who claim to know with certainty may be fooling themselves
but they're not fooling me.
People who marry believe in their hearts
they are marrying for life.
And sometimes, this is the case,
but many times - it isn't.
Loyal employees believe they have a job for life,
but we all know how quickly this can change.
Professional students who yearn to become doctors,
discover after graduation that they were not cut out for the medical profession after all.
If life is a constant change, then surely,
it is a constant maybe.
Maybe i'll find happiness in that dream home,
maybe i won't.
Maybe i'll be totally satisfied to finally write that novel,
maybe i won't.
Maybe my loved ones will be here tomorrow,
maybe they won't.
One can still say YES to life, and still shout it out on the rooftops,
but we should never fool ourselves into thinking
that our current reality is permanent.
As much as we'd love to keep things safe and protected,
life doesn't work that way.
We may think we're always in control, but in reality,
we are never in control.
Life is in control.
Believing otherwise has us riding against the current
rather than with it.
The only one thing i do know with certainty
is that love exists
and it does matter.
By the way, the lovely bracelet at the top of this post was made for me by a dear friend, Denise... (who's wonderfully talented, btw)... and i know it was made with love. :-) Thank you girl!!! You rock.