Originally, I had a completely different blog post prepared for today (or tomorrow). After receiving some stressful news, I wrote a strongly-worded diatribe regarding the events. I went off, okay?
But I couldn't bring myself to hit "Publish." Yes, the angry emotions needed to be purged, but they didn't require an audience. As much as my flesh wanted to eviscerate this person in print, my spirit wouldn't allow it. *
Instead, I paused the negativity and embraced the beauty around me.
Do you remember where you came from? Those were some dark, dark days, weren't they?
Now, look at where you are and who you get to share your life with.
In an ideal world, your past would not be filled with brokenness and pain.
But you battled through it to get to this place, this moment.
So, why let one or two people steal your joy?
Your life is a gift, but you are missing it.
Stop feeling guilty for your blessings.
Pray for the naysayers, but let Him deal with their hearts.
The present and the future are yours for the taking.
"There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing." Aristotle