Friday, January 25, 2008

mountains


So often it seems that life is only made up of things to worry about.  Life
has many disappointments for all of us ... death, illnesses, betrayals,
tragedies, and feelings of worthlessness and despair. Sometimes life can
seem so very grim, and so many times we tend to wallow in pools of
self-pity.

I would just like to say again ... I believe that our time here on earth
gives us the opportunity to grow spiritually. We can experience much
personal growth because of all the suffering, worries, and difficulties we
have to go through during our mortal lives. It is God's way of fine-tuning
us so we become more compassionate, more caring, more loving, and more
aware of others' pain. After all, how could we ever dry the tears of
others if we had never cried ourselves?

We all find ourselves in the valley of despair sometimes. It may sometimes
seem that we are forever worrying, learning lessons, suffering pain, and
facing challenges. But we must try to remember that the fertilizer that
helps us "grow" is in those valleys, not on the mountain tops.

During the times that we feel scared and confused, we will always end up
wiser and we will grow more from the experiences. We will understand more
about people and life, become more sensitive, and we'll be able to enjoy
life more after we go through the hard times.

We have to experience sadness so that we may better measure joy. Life has
a way of balancing the sorrow with the joy, the disappointments with the
hope, and the emptiness with the meaning.

mountains of love
author unknown


I would like to add that I have had so much love sent to me through all of you and it really has help me out a lot!
There is still good in the world, kind people and true friends.
Many of you do not even know me but you all sent your love and healing powers to me. I am truly blessed.
Thank you so much!
ally

I have not been blogging because I am still feeling really tired. I have been thinking of all of you and hope to start visiting again soon.

7 comments:

Andrea said...

I have been checking in every once in a while to see if you are back and was so glad to see this post tonight. I have continued to pray for you. Work on getting your strength back, we will all be here when you feel up to visiting around. But for now, take care of you. May God bless you.

dot said...

Allie, what a beautiful post! Like Andrea said you have to get your strength back and this blogging is the least important of many things. I'll continue to pray for you and your family.

Gina said...

What beautiful words Ally...take care of yourself and don't rush things. Thinking of you (((hug))) Gx

Kahshe Cottager said...

I am so glad you were able to post again. I know how tired you have been. Hopefully you will get your energy back soon!

Love
Mom
xoxo

Bimbimbie said...

Dear Ally I'm so happy to read you are feeling a little stronger, don't go rushing things. I found the words of Mountain of Love very touching. Kona sends his love to his special friend too *!* xx

the flour loft said...

Just popped by today and found this beautiful thoughtful post. It's so lovely to hear from you again Ally. Life brings such pain at times and difficulties but as you say all these things then highlight the joys even more. The verses are so right.. hard as things can be. Glad to hear you are building your strength up. You just take it slow, and do the things which make you happy. Sending you lots of love
ginny
x

Naturegirl said...

Ally this post is so heartfelt right from yours to ours! Please know that I continue to hold you in my prayers.
sending you healing vibes and lots of hugs NG