"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown

Monday, January 26, 2009

Worry not

A few days ago, I posted a little "Truth According to Me" bar at the top of my blog that read, "As a child, I thought love conquered all. Adversity could be defeated by blind faith and a powerful emotion. The older, more jaded version of that child has realized that love isn’t always enough. It takes selfless giving and compromise. It takes trust and unwavering strength. It takes hard work. But in the end, you have to be willing to work hard. Things don’t just happen. They don’t magically work out. You have to actively pursue what you want and make your own fate. Not everyone is prepared to do that. "

For all of you who have called or sent text messages, wondering if I'm okay, worry not. I'm fine, I promise. I'm feeling a little confused about some things right now, but it's nothing I can't work through.

And I think those words are true. They don't have to be taken negatively, as some people have read them to be.

Anyway, thanks for the concern, but I promise, the usually happy-go-lucky, optimistic me will survive. :)

Although, in other news, I do think I might be dying. I'm home sick from work today. Head and chest congestion and a pounding headache - nothing a few meds and some sleep won't fix.


Diane said...

I think I'm perpetually in that 'things will work out' frame of mind... I just figured other people were, too :).

So I'm not worrying, but I do hope whatever prompted you to post the 'truth' will work out the way you want it to.

Thinking of you always... xo

Lacey said...

Awww... I hope you feel better! I didn't take your note negatively, I actually thought it was a pretty accurate picture of the world, and was nodding, saying, "That Heather, she's a smart one, that one is!" Hugs!

Jessica said...

I never did see that little bar with those thoughts (reading more and more in my google reader) but I'm glad it didn't mean you're going through a bad time.
Tis true though. It does take work sometimes, but it shouldn't be ALL work. Whatever it is, you're a smart girl, you'll work through it. I'm sending plenty of love from my way!!
Hope you get to feeling better very soon! This crud is going around, so it was probably inevitable. Nyquil Nyquil Nyquil!!

hebba said...

That may be the most true and profound thing I've ever read. I agree totally.

Mel said...

Apparently, I'm just blind as a bat because I didn't even see that! I would have checked on you had I seen it. I hope you get a little clarity both in existential-and-head-and-chest-wise.

But, really, why can't things be magic?? It would be so much easier and I wouldn't have spent a ton of money on therapy.