March 20, 2009

Deep Thoughts

I found this the other day.
It has some profound insight...Thought I'd share.

(author is ©1971 Veronica A. Shoffstall)

After a While

After a while

You learn the subtle differences between holding a hand and chaining a soul.

And you learn

That love doesn’t mean leaning, and company doesn’t mean security.

And you begin

To learn that kisses are not contracts, and presents are not promises.

And you begin

To accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of an

adult, not the grief of a child.

And you learn

To build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans.

After a while

You learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much.

So plant your own garden

And decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn

That you really can endure . . .

That you really are strong . . .

And you really do have worth.

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