Is LOVE the answer?

love never ends“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.” ~William W. Purkey

We have all heard that LOVE is the answer.  We are called to love everyone even if they do us wrong. But ……  I have come to know that love can’t change someone else – it changes you.

When you have been hurt or wronged by someone it isn’t easy to let go and say I forgive you for what you’ve done. WE ALL have been hurt. It’s a part of life just as breathing in and out. The best way to heal is to forgive the other person and love yourself.  That doesn’t mean you have that person in your life anymore. It means you wish them the best, pray for them, and learn the lesson you were suppose to learn from the relationship.

I often wonder if loving someone plants a seed of love in them.  I know that I always see the good in people and believe they are honest and trust worthy, but there are people out there that aren’t.  I hope that my showing love or kindness plants even a small seed.  However, like I said before – it may not change them, but I know it changes me.

Love is good. Showing love is even better. And being loved by someone – is the best!

Love & Light,

Deanna

 

 

Life is like the change of seasons

change of seasonOne thing I missed as a child growing up in southern Arizona, is the change of seasons. I didn’t know I was missing out on something I didn’t know about, so to me the desert was breath taking. I enjoyed the warmth of the sun almost everyday.

I now live in the mid west and love to see the change of seasons. It’s absolutely breath taking to me to see each and every season come and go. When I was newly married, my ex-husband and I lived in Germany! It was one of the most heavenly places to live if you ask me. It was breath taking every day – nature at it’s best. Of course the winters were sometimes challenging when I had a steep hill to drive up on my way to work….but it was never a problem really.

To me the change of seasons represents a dying and rebirth of nature. It is awesome to me how precious nature is. One of my favorite hobbies is taking pictures. I didn’t realize that most of my pictures were of nature until I took the time to go through and delete some of them off my computer. Nature is part of me – that is how I feel. I could live on a mountain top, with bare necessities (internet of course) and I would be at peace and happy.

When you think of change, we all go through it just like the seasons do. Change is a given in every aspect of life. If you realize that it’s a rebirth and a dying off of something old, you will see you are given another opportunity to grow and flourish into an amazing new self. It is awesome!

Live life and grow!

Deanna