Recently there has been this new trend going around where people are wearing crosses as a piece of jewelry. People only wear it because it is considered fashionable and trendy! Before this trend started…I always wore one. I wore one because for me it symbolizes ‘sacrifice’. I am not religious at ALL…but I am well educated about religion and world wide religion as I’ve studied it in school and it is amazing how interesting it can be. I wear the cross because I think everyone ends up sacrificing in life. I think it’s natural that you have to prioritize and give up things that you may not want to or ever planned to. Nothing in this life can be accomplished by traveling on a straight path and I think people need to be aware that making sacrifices are healthy and is all part of living! For me, wearing it reassures me that when I do make sacrifices that it is okay and that I am doing or at least trying to do the right thing. I guess if you are religious you could compare it to the fact that Jesus sacrificed his life for all of us to live? That even though he lost his life, we were all saved…So yeah religious or not religious, it is good to sacrifice and is good to acknowledge the goodness that comes after sacrificing. Sometimes it may include being selfish,having to pick and choose over certain people or how you spend your time but look… it is your choice and know that when you sacrifice, you are simply allowing yourself to see the more important things in life, which benefits and feeds your soul!
I think it’s in all of us humans. This side of us that we learn and develop over time, this side I call the acting side. The side of us that say ‘I’m fine’ and smile when really all we want to do is curl up and cry. I sometimes think the happiest looking people are the best actors because really life is hard and it can knock you down to your knees or until you bleed…don’t get me wrong, this world can be a happy place and people can genuinely be happy of course! but I think in every human their is this acting side, maybe we are forced to use it? I think sometimes us humans struggle to become the person we are meant to be or desire to be because we are so busy acting and hiding parts of ourselves from the world…why? Because we are natural born actors, we hid and lie because we are simply acting and are good at it!
Sometimes you just simply want to be appreciated. You put so much time, passion and energy into something for someone and what you want back is a simple recognition, forget about the thank you because sometimes that thank you is used too much or just the easy way out! To be appreciated is to be given a reason for how that ‘something’ you did effected or changed or helped that person. People need to be appreciated for the things they do. No matter how big or small, being appreciated is one of the most important thing to feel because it gives you reason, purpose and self-value. Us humans need to be reassured, because it allows a positive sense of self-worth be reinforced in our lives…people tend to lose it, this self-worth that seems to fade more and more as we grow up.
Now for facts: An Austrian psychiatrist Victor Frankl, developed an approach called ‘logotherapy’, which suggests that human beings are motivated by a ‘will to meaning’. Meaning we flourish when we live with a sense of meaning and purpose…
This poem was written late one night!
I woke for a glass of water and when I entered my kitchen the moonlight was shining in. I walked slowly to the window and saw this big twinkling moon staring at me. I stood for 10 minutes…then sat at the kitchen table and wrote this poem…the moon was my first inspiration and reason I began to write, it basically told me to write the truth and nothing more!
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