Friday, October 7, 2011

Welcome Home, Rakovecs!

           We’ve moved in!  Boy, what an incredible experience it’s been.  We love our new home. It has so much charm and there’s lots of room for everyone, even the dogs.  
As I was unpacking, I found some really random things that we’ve kept along the way.  A lot of things I’ve thrown away to de-clutter, but there are some special items that I’ve also found. One, in particular, was tucked away deep inside a file cabinet.  It’s a letter.   An interesting letter filled with wisdom and truth.  The author’s thoughts are all over the place, but I think that’s what I love about it.   It’s not structured they way that you would expect.  It’s just a bunch of random ideas thrown together in a nice little package.  I can relate to this style of writing because my thoughts come so quickly; I just want to spit them all out on paper with no rhyme or reason.  
I’m not sure who gave it to me (I wish I did so I could thank them), but the person that wrote it is anonymous.  I’ve searched for the author online just to find others claiming it as their own writing.  It’s interesting how the author of this poem is unknown.  I find it very intriguing that this person didn’t want to take recognition of such a hopeful creation of thoughts.  It’s full of clichés we’ve all heard before, but it spoke to my heart in a different way.  I automatically envisioned Christ, as a loving Father, writing this letter to me.  It brought me a little closer to Him as I read it.  As I read tons of Facebook statuses and hear many prayer requests needing hope and a newfound perspective, I thought it was too special not to share with all of you:

“Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, they serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help figure out who you are and who you want to become.  You never know who these people may be, but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.
The people you meet who affect your life and the successes and downfalls you experience create who you are, and even the bad experiences can be learned from, in fact, they are probably the poignant and important ones.
If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart.... forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart.  If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love and opening your heart and eyes to things you would have never seen or felt without them.
Sometimes things happen to you and at that time they seem painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential strength, will power, or heart.
“Everything happens for a reason.”  Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck.  Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of you soul. Without these tests, whether they be events, illnesses or relationships, life would be like a smoothly paved straight flat road to nowhere, safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless.
Make everyday count.  Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again.  Talk to people you have never talked to before, and listen.  Let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high.
Hold your head up because you have every right too.  Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself…. For if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you either.  You can make your life anything you wish.  Live each day as if it were your last…. tomorrow is not promised.

I love you very much
I am so thankful that you were brought into my life”
            I wish I could live my life like this everyday. I wish I could love the people that love me more. I wish I could forgive those who hurt me more.  I wish I could see the beauty that God sees in me more.  I wish I could realize that moments of pain are just part of the plan.  I wish I didn’t take for granted the people in my life.  I wish I could make every moment count and live, as it was my last day.   I wish I spent time talking to people I didn’t know…. getting to know their hearts and souls. I can only strive to accomplish this mentality with God’s help and guidance.  This letter is a perfect reminder of how God wants me to live. I challenge you and me both to live out these values.... starting now.  So, instead of tucking it deep into a file cabinet, I’m going to put it out in the open.  Not only for me to gain comfort from, but also to those reading my blog.  I pray that it touches your heart as it did mine.  By the way, I love you very much and I am so thankful that you were brought into my life!

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