What is a good friend? A good friend is someone who is with you in good times and bad. Someone close to you to support your decision. Someone you can share your secrets with who you don’t share it with others. Someone who respects you and honest. who let’s you know when you’re on the wrong track.
A person who loves you under any circumstances, who always wants the best for you, a person who will not be angry when you are making progress, is happy to celebrate with you, when you are sad, he is sad also. He respects you, he speaks well of you, he doesn’t try to hurt you or put you down He prays for you, he encourages you, is close to forgive you, someone who will not use your pass against you to appear better. Someone who shares with you, who will not only take advantage.
The bible speak of the greatest love. Jesus Christ tells us what the greatest love is. He says, “Greater love has no man than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” How do you lay down your life for your friend? It means denying self. It is very easy to love when it requires little sacrifice. Sometimes you may have to let someone go just to prove your true love. Love has no boundaries it crosses the deepest ocean. Roman 5: 8 clearly teaches, “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. He gave His only son to die on the cross for our sins. He who had no sins bore our sins so that we might have life. He did all of that for us. I am so unworthy of such sacrifice. Each of one of us have to also be willing to lay down our own lives in order to show sacrificial love.
Oh how I wish I could have told how much you meant to me. You left us with so many unanswered questions. I wanted to see you one last time. I remembered when I left you at the age of ten. I made a lot of unkept promises to you. I know I did not fulfill any of my promises, however I wish I could have one more day with you on earth. What would I do if it was granted. I would go to a place to sit with you. I would love to be sitting under a big tree. I would talk to you about life growing up in the country. I often wonder about your experiences. Did you enjoy the early morning? when the roosters crow. You see for me I don’t get to hear that I have an annoying alarm clock that makes me feel very anxious about the morning. How about fetching water was that fun and I know you would have met the other villagers along the way. Did you all sing a song on the way to the river?
I can only imagine how much fun that would be. How about carrying the water, did you choose to carry it on top of your head. Please tell me more I am so curious to know what you did. As you can see I have such a void not knowing about your experiences. When you arrived home. Were you asked what took you so long as you know young girls in the village tend to do a lot of socializing when they go to fetched water. Did you have to go to the field. How I wish I could have a moment with you. One of many promises was to buy you all the things you needed.
At very tender age I was made aware that America was paradise and once you get there you have everything you wanted. When I got the chance to come to America I realized what I left behind was priceless no amount of money in America would ever be equal to those wonderful memories that I made in my little island. As the years went by the promises I made to begin to fade away. Then I got the news that you had passed away. The first thing that came to my mind was my broken promises. One thing I have learned about broken promises is that you may not always get a chance to fulfill a particular promise that doesn’t mean the desire to fulfill it will ever go away. Unfulfilled promises are like shadows.
Shake it off
What it take to get things fixed, what does it cost to be nice, to the next person,what does it take to let go of the many years of hurt ,what does it take to say something nice to the next person,what does it take to be vulnerable because being vulnerable they say ” is not weakness but courage ” what does it take to leave pride and ego ,what would it take to be different and to make a difference,it would absolutely take nothing but simple kind words, that come from a sincere heart.Dont think you have all the time ,make it happen right now;now is the time you have been waiting for make the effort.Remember you dont need to know how you are been perceived or what might people say just act like it’s your last day on earth and you will be making your eternal deposits into the kingdom of heaven.Shake it all off and be free and be at peace with your inner self .
We all have special moments in our lives that we will never forget. Today I am going to take a moment to go down in memory lane. Hope you can join me. In my opinion, the place you grew up in has a great impact in your life. Haiti has been on my mind. I spent ten years of my life in Haiti. I am excited to share with you what I remember about growing up in Haiti.
The first person is my sweet old grandmother. She was amazing. Always waking up early to make coffee and to sweep the backyard while sprinkling water. Coffee and bread was always the to go breakfast. One thing I can never forget is that when it was bed time if I did not wash my feet. She would always have a basin of water and a towel to wash my feet as I sleep. Quite often when I think about what she did, it always brings me joy.
I also remember jumping rope with my neighborhood friends. We would do this at times and throwing our shoes off. This was the most exciting time for me.
Let’s talk about when it rained. It was like water was coming from heaven and bringing kids together. I remembered bathing in the rain water and laughter filled the air. The joy of being young and free.
Let’s not forget summer when all the cousins from the countryside visited. We would stay up for hours exchanging stories. I learned so much from my cousins. Such as, riddles, songs and games. Hope your childhood was awesome as mine. Please do share in the comment about the things you loved doing when you were a child.
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm of David.
1 Answer me when I call to you,
my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
2 How long will you people turn my glory into shame?
How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?
3 Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself;
the Lord hears when I call to him.
4 Tremble and do not sin;
when you are on your beds,
search your hearts and be silent.
5 Offer the sacrifices of the righteous
and trust in the Lord.
6 Many, Lord, are asking, “Who will bring us prosperity?”
Let the light of your face shine on us.
7 Fill my heart with joy
when their grain and new wine abound.
8 In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, Lord,
make me dwell in safety.
A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.
1 Lord, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!
2 Many are saying of me,
“God will not deliver him.”
3 But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
4 I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.
5 I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
6 I will not fear though tens of thousands
assail me on every side.
7 Arise, Lord!
Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.
8 From the Lord comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people