Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I am ... rooted in yesterday,
When I should be... embracing the here and now.

I am ... holding onto hurt, anger and disappointment,
When I should be... practicing forgiveness and offering love.

I am ... yearning for what I don't have,
When I should be... rejoicing in the treasure that surrounds me.

I am... searching for faults, both his and my own,
When I should be... admiring strengths, encouraging accomplishments, and
praising achievements.

I am... clinging to regret and mourning unrealized dreams,
When I should be... looking towards the future with hope and excitement.

I am... indulging in self-pity,
When I should be... LIVING!



Ruth Speaks Up (C) 2007

3 comments:

Lori said...

Wow. That's some powerful stuff. I'd imagine it describes a lot of people.

Teresa Paulina said...

Definately... I don't think there's anyone who doesn't harbor some regrets and roll in some self pity. I know I do.

Twyla said...

Wow. I think a lot of us feel this way. You've hit a nerve with me. I should be living too.