Today is Good Friday and today was spent a little unusual for me. Looking back the past years, Holy Week had been spent out of town almost all the time and very little spiritual happenings to remember the death of Christ. This year wasn’t so different.
For people who have jobs, Lent is something to look forward to so they can go out town with family and friends, stay at home and rest up or just be idle. As someone who’ve worked for quite some time now, this is the ONLY time I look forward to having a personal time.
I am only realizing this now - but this is not the time to catch up on business talks, deadlines, agreements and WORK.
If there is something that I should have sacrificed for Lent, that is WORK.
Mind you, I can’t wait for this to be over so I could be “normal” again. But for now, I am ignoring emails and messages regarding work and I’m being lazy.
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Hardest part about being the man of her dreams is knowing how flawed you are and that one day you may become her worst nightmare. You want to be everything she needs and more but you’ve never actually been that… You fear letting Love down When you know they’ve been hurt, the last thing you want to be is another disappointment. Sometimes it’s easier to just distance yourself. Of course what’s “easier” isn’t always what’s best for us. Seems selfish, irrational, & like you’re running from a good thing. But fear can sometimes convince you that they’re better off without you Doesn’t make it right, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less real. Tough dating a woman you know deserves the world after you’ve let a good one down before…You know she’s incredible and that she deserves the very best of you, but you fear not being able to give it to her. Some say “man up” and just deal with it. In some cases I agree because you don’t want to see her go, but fears are still present. You want to be that feeling she never wants to forget not that guy it hurts to remember So you’re forced to be vulnerable. You gotta share that all you know is dysfunction and hope she cares to help you sort thru it all.
We can’t assume things about “all” based on our experiences with a few. Just bc one didn’t value it doesn’t mean another won’t treasure it. I’m not making excuses for fear either, I’m just understanding the power of it’s presence and how it affects some men.
Is it downright neglect, apathy or ignorance? I can’t fathom the idea that there are people who reached a certain age and don’t take care of their surroundings, the environment and cleanliness. It is disappointing that it is easy for some to litter and pollute. It’s never too late to care and do something about our actions.
“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life…You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.”—Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones