They say circumstances don’t define you
but they certainly can reveal.
In the midst of crisis,
you’ve become a person who can heal.
A person who can mold and bend,
more flexible than you thought.
A giver and receiver,
blooming from your most vulnerable spot.
Through the tornado and turmoil,
you’ve stood strong like a tree.
And if these circumstances have revealed you,
then I love who you’ve proven to be.
We take those vows, “until death do us part” but death of what? Death of intimacy? Death of connection? Death of well-being? What has to die before someone decides, “I’m out”?
Seeing as 2014 is fast approaching (4 more days!!) I decided to write a list of my personal relationship goals. But I’m not going to wait until 2014 to start working on these. I’m starting today. 🙂
Here is what I’ve come up with:
Less talking, more listening. Less thinking, more being. Less discussing feelings, more actual feeling. Less analyzing the other, more loving the other.
What are your personal relationship goals? xoxo
I could not have known then that everybody, every person, has to leave, has to change like seasons; they have to or they die. The seasons remind me that I must keep changing.
― Donald Miller
Don’t be afraid to leave. To travel. To go out on your own, away from home, and out of your comfort zone. Only good things can come from this. At the very least, getting lost will help you find yourself.
“When you hold on to your history, you do so at the expense of your destiny.”
I’m grateful for the tough stuff in relationships, as it is often these very relationships that are helping us to grow into the person God designed us to be, and ultimately preparing us for a life in heaven.