Staying Warm In The Cold
I often wonder how a person stays warm
in a world that appears to be cold?
For many, life's a wilderness journey,
no matter how young or how old.
Frequent times in my life I've experienced
tragedy, heartache and pain,
both avoided and faced disappointment
wishing never to see them again.
But with each circumstance I've discovered
as much as it hurts in the chill,
if I ride out a storm and trust all is well
Peace takes over, and all becomes still.
Faith ignites within me a spark of warmth,
Forgiveness melts the ice,
Hope keeps the flame in me burning,
Patience makes me a little more wise.
Like silver threads through a garment,
once the tapestry is sewn,
all events come together full circle,
and my destiny is shown.
But the most important lesson I've learned
to sustain me in future harm
is that those who carry hate and bitterness
become colder and never get warm.
Blessings, Sparklea :)