If I could measure the time I've spent
thinking about things I didn't know, I
believe it would shock me.
I was always wondering what tomorrow
would bring. I wanted to know when the
pain would end. I had to know if all would
turn out the way I wanted it to.
Add up the minutes, hours and days I
spent, no wasted, focusing on things
that hadn't yet happened and at the
other end of my life I would wish I hadn't
wasted even a minute.
You know the storm will not last forever
it always comes to an end.
You know the pain of loss is harder the
closer you are to the time but the further
you are the longer you loved the one you
You know that God had made the mountains,
the ones you have to climb but He also made
the valley's in between so that you might rest
along the way.
You know that when you are frightened in the
the night hours, the sun will rise, it always
has and always will. You will see the truth
more clearly in the light of day.
You know things are never as bad as we
thought they'd be. Yes, sometimes they're
even worse. Still, when it's all over, and it
will be, you'll either be made stronger by the
experience or feel foolish for ever having
worried at all.
You know there is really no reason to worry.
We worry about two things. Things we have
no control over and things we have control over.
If you have no control over it, there is nothing
you can do, so why worry?
If you have control over it, then there is no
need to worry, because it is in your control.
You know you are loved.
I love you, now "you know".
Used with permission © 2010 Bob Perks.
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