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I See The Light, By Cathy Roberts

I see the light …….
the light in you ……..   …….
that reflects back to me ……..   
……….. the true you that I didn’t see!!!  
Forgiveness for thoughtlessness
…….. days of uncertainty cloud my perception
…… changing the reality I should see!!!
The door is open through the mind …….
at the point of seeing ……..  .
…….. what my heart couldn’t see!!!
Forgive me if I ever hurt you with my words …….
never my intention to make you small ……..
you’ve been a great teacher through it all!!
Your heart is big ……..
your light is great ……..  
………. you shine so brightly
…….. even in your darkest flight!!  
Love you ……
for all that you are ……..  
……. a diamond in what can be
“the roughness of life”
@By Cathy Roberts

In the end

In the end
I can only hope and pray
That I can
With confidence safely say
That I

Achieved far greater success
Than monumental failure

Broke more unsubstantiated rules
Then played it safe

Caught a higher number of fly balls
Than committed unforced errors

Delivered on more promises
Then made frivolous excuses

Encountered much healthier days
Than sick time

Found greater inner peace
Than internal strife

Gained further financial freedom
Than shackled in debt

Harbored more authentic friends
Than true enemies

Invested extra time in people
Than to things

Joined healthier conversations
Than engaged in gossip

Kept closer distance to great wealth
Than extreme poverty

Loved life at a far higher quality
Than hated anything

Moved weightier mountains
Then got stuck running in place

Narrated more positive dialogue
Than negative thoughts

Performed at a higher standard
Then called upon

Questioned better
Then responded in kind

Reacted less to others opinion
Then formed my own

Swallowed more pride
Than ate unwanted flies

Touched the lives of far more
Than touched mine

Under promised at greater frequency
Than under delivered

Viewed more genuine good in others
Than focused on the bad

X-rayed greater depth of being
Than wallowed on the surface

Yelled much less
Than need be

Zeroed in on the right thing to do
Than followed others blindly

Shall I
With confidence safely say
That I did
I can only hope and pray
In the end.

~Bryan W Hayes
@ August 20, 2014


The Door Opens Both Ways

With the news being predominately bad how could this of all days be the most beautiful day?
We may receive bad news throughout the course of the day, we may receive good news too but the more we are swayed by either of the two the less in balance we are with ourselves.   Certainly, some days may be better than others,.   Equally so there are some who are battling such insurmountable odds not only physically but mentally as well.  For every person who may say they had a bad day because they did not meet a quota at work, for example, there is another who is having a good day simply due to them not being in excruciating pain.   By simply not being in pain is a good day for them.  It is all a matter of perspective.
That perspective is a matter of internal and external.  We all view the world through our own eyes.   Each of us may see the same thing a little differently.
For me, I went and spent a few moments of my time at the cable company.  In all actuality it was more like a couple of hours than moments, but as I sat down I realized something.  I had a choice.  The door opens both ways.  If I felt that the time was taking too long, I could simply leave and come back at another time, I could have them send the equipment I was replacing by mail, or I could have them send out a technician.
The point is that my options are numerous, and my guess the same can be said for everyone else sitting in the room.   No one was forcing them to stay.  But from the groans, the hisses and the disdain it sounded as if some were literally chained to the chairs.
Usually when I am in a place where I know I am going to be waiting awhile my strategy is to bring my headphones, listen to some music and simply relax.   This time though my phone battery was exhausted so I tried practicing meditating with my eyes open. What I felt at the time was that there was a reason for me to be there.
About that time I looked over and saw my son’s tutor walk through the door.  She was in the back, so I got up and went over to her and we both found a seat.   We spent the rest of my time waiting catching up until my name was called.
When it did, I walked up to the gentleman behind the counter.
“How are you, sir?”  He asked me.
I replied, “I’m excellent. Thank you. I’m not here for anything in particular I just figured I’d stop by here and chill.   Oh, and while I’m here I’d like to exchange this piece of hardware” and I handed it to him.
He laughed.  “So, you are here just to people watch?”  He asked.
“Pretty much.   It’s always fun.”  I said in exchange.
He responded back.  “If only everyone was like you.   The world would be a much better place.”
He explained that I was pleasant, nice and quite a change of pace from what he normally gets.    I explained to him the principle of “the door opens both ways” and that I believe we have a choice.  We can exit just as easily as we enter, if we so choose.
There is also another component.   We can get so caught up in our own emotions and not realize that others may be suffering far greater than we are.   I am very fortunate.  I went to this place of business with no place to be at any certain time, so I was not rushed. I was not in a hurry, which may not have been the case for many of them.  Others may have been trying countless times to get resolution to no avail.  I do not know.  I also cannot take their actions at face value, because I do not know what they are going through.  Maybe they are being chained to the chair, if that is how they feel at the time.
Furthermore, as painstaking as it may be to sit waiting for an hour and a half to two hours, that is nothing compared to the employee behind the counter who is there for eight hours listening to one person after another screaming.  In just the time I was there the manager on duty looked like she had aged 10 years.   She held her composure well outwardly, but her eyes told a much different story.  They were tired and worn.
We all, at some point of time, have felt that we are in a no-way-out situation.  There is no going another way. Maybe that is true.  But, maybe the door through which we walked through we can also walk out. if need be.
The door it opens both ways.
Even today, the most beautiful of days!?!?!


*The above picture is not mine.   All others are pictures I have taken myself. This I found at photobucket.com.