Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Lessons of Life

"I feared being alone,
 Until I learned to like Myself.
 I feared failure
 Until I realized that I only Fail when I don't try.

I feared success
 Until I realized that I had to try in order to be happy with myself.
 I feared people's opinions
 Until I learned that people would have opinions about me anyway.
 I feared rejection
 Until I learned to have faith in myself.
 I feared pain
 Until I learned that it's necessary for growth.
 I feared the truth
 Until I saw the ugliness in lies.
 I feared life
 Until I experienced its beauty.

So beautiful !

 I feared death
 Until I realized that it's not an end, but a beginning .
 I feared my destiny,
 Until I realized that I had the power to change My life.

 I feared hate
 Until I saw that it was nothing more than Ignorance.
 I feared love
 Until it touched my heart, making the darkness fade into endless sunny days.
 I feared ridicule
 Until I learned how To laugh at myself.
 I feared growing old
 Until I realized that I gained wisdom every day.
 I feared the future
 Until I realized that Life just kept getting Better

The piano and bench are both cakes...yes CAKES! 
Sheila (pictured here with me) surprised me with these phenomenal creations for my birthday.
I always wanted a Baby Grand!

 I feared the past
 Until I realized that it could no longer hurt me .
 I feared the dark
 Until I saw the beauty of the starlight.
 I feared the light
 Until I learned that the Truth would give me Strength.
 I feared change,
 Until I saw that even the most beautiful butterfly had to undergo a metamorphosis before it could fly."

My bestie sent me that poem years ago (don't know who actually wrote it) and I've always loved it.
Hope it speaks to your heart as it did mine.


T said...

This poem is hot...very on point.

Marquis "DJ Mello" Gabriel said...

Oooh Mandy!!! It is so wonderful to be in your world. Now only if I can get you into mine. Perfect Harmony!!!