The saddest part is that these little happinesses must come to an end and the rest of us are left to deal with the broken emptiness of the aftermath while time doesnt stop and the world moves on in the midst of an infinite and good God who will be lifted high forever no matter the circumstance. Life goes on and it will continue to go on. And it breaks my heart. For those whose lives have been ripped apart, for those without an unfailing lifeline to hold onto, how have they coped with this sad reality?
Life is not only like a box of chocolates. It’s also like a handful from a 45 flavor jar of Jelly Belly. You never know what you’re gonna get. I’m finally learning how to take what I’m given and enjoy it, regardless of the flavor.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (James 1:2-4 ESV)
“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol: In His Own Words (via eastatlanta)