“Hang on to the world as it spins around Just don’t let the spin get you down Things are moving fast Hold on tight and you will last Keep your self-respect, your manly pride Get yourself in gear, keep your stride Never mind your fears Brighter days will soon be here….”
All your materialism? Means nothing. Your vain sensibilities? They mean nothing. Your inflated sense of self? Means nothing. The pedestals you built? They mean nothing.
Your awards mean nothing. Don’t live for this world. It means nothing. Don’t live for this clout. It means nothing. Don’t live for the $$$$, it amounts to nothing. When you go.. you bring NOTHING.
If you don’t agree with me.. I don’t care… because your opinion means nothing.
1 John 2:15-17
“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.”
Some things will always hurt. Some experiences leave deep pain. Most times you will be forced to carry this pain like a badge of grief. However, this new badge also lets the world know you survived and yet chose not to be defined by it. This doesn’t mean you wont cry. It doesn’t mean you wont get upset. It means you choose not to dwell on it anymore. You choose to be free… That’s your closure.
It’s been a year since my lil homie Pep went away. My best friend for 14 years is forever gone. Towards the end of his life he would sit outside to look at the trees & feel the breeze. I guess he knew he was dying soon. Sometimes I think I’m ready for another dog and then it feels like I’m replacing him. Either way life hasn’t been the same since he died. I often look at the trees in my backyard and think of him. Maybe he is now the breeze.