Easy Love

Posted: August 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

(I would normally begin , at this point, by stating that I cannot believe how long it has been since my last blog….but I will skip the usual penance realizing that no one cares or notices the frequencies of my blogging patterns…….)

Lately I have had moments where frustration and annoyance have over taken my usual peaceful and easy-going spirit.  I woke up this morning and had the idea of blogging all my frustrations and ranting about all the situations/people in my life that induce these feelings.  As I was in the shower, contemplating all the thoughts I would expel onto my post, it was as if an audible epiphany hit me.  “How shallow would I be and how stagnant would my life be if everyone in it constantly built me up and raised my spirits?”

Now don’t get me wrong, my life is filled with easy to love people.  You know, people who make me feel good about myself and have the ability to bring out the best in me.  I have friends who I know I can trust with my deepest darkest secrets and who I know would always be on my side, no questions asked.  But, as with everyone, I also have people in my life who seem to deflate me.   

I was struck with the notion that it is because of those people that I feel the urge to turn to God and asked for His wisdom and to be filled with His understanding and love.  It is easy to love the loveable, but the real character comes into play when we love the unloveable or the hard to love.  And often, the real benefit comes when we can’t find the love so we allow God’s love to flow through us onto the other person.   I am trying to realize that often times, those people can be used as the “sand paper” in my life,  scraping off that outer layer of hardness and selfishness and impatience. 

So for all you “easy to love” people in my life, thank you for being who you are and for making my life so joyful.  But to those “not so easy to love”, may I learn from you what I need to learn and may I always have this thought prevalent in my brain,  “Who am I that person to?”

Thanks for stopping by 😎

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Comments
  1. Casey says:

    Of course, I hope I’m one of those easy to love people in your life even though I’m high maintenance! =) Love you!

  2. Brooke says:

    Thanks for sharing! I ,too, have one person in my life the is not so easy to love. Elio’s Ex-Girlfriend (tre’s mom) She’s cruel, and mean and evil, malicious, and just not good (in my eyes). Because she’s Tre’s mom she is apart of our {almost} everyday lives. I keep our relationship, or lack there of, in prayer. I will keep you in prayer too! HUGS Michelle!

  3. Hey Michelle,
    I can totally appreciate where you are. I’ve given up the notion of blogging on a consistent schedule and just enjoy catching when you DO blog on my google reader. I hope that others understand that I’m in that same place too.

    It’s kind of funny because I actually kept reading your very last sentence incorrectly about the “not so easy to love” people. I thought you were saying “Who am I to them?” which is sometimes where I get stuck. It was only after rereading it that I caught my mistake and how you were really saying “Who am I difficult to love to?” Ahhh, a very different perspective.

    Thanks for the insight.

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