life is simple...
albeit extremely complex - yet simple.
I'm not saying it's easy, but it is simple (there is a difference)...more simple than I had once thought.
- we rejoice/ we mourn
Admittedly, sometimes our natural inclination is to:
- be secretly jealous when something good happens to someone else: "how come nothing good ever happens to me?"
- be secretly happy when something bad happens to someone else: "well, I'm glad that didn't happen to me."
How selfish, no? How love-lacking it is to respond in those ways...
We walk through this life, seemingly stumbling at times, groping our way in the dark. Things happen - good things, wonderfully joyous things; and bad things, horribly mournful things. These things have happened to you. These things will continue to happen to you.
Just to let you in on a little something: these things have happened and will continue to happen to the people you co-habitate this earth with. You know this...
When these things happen to those around you (and they will), what will you choose? Secret jealousy and/or happiness.
Or will you choose the higher/ harder road?
Rejoicing with those who rejoice and mourning with those who mourn.
Life may be more simple than you thought. Rejoice and mourn and forget about yourself for a moment.
...and as you do, you may even find yourself loving. I pray you do.