Perspective 

Two people may be looking at the same thing but see two totally different things. It’s all about perspective. 

Always, consider that.

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I Am Not A Loner

They have watched, observed and have concluded. 

That I am a loner, certainly… 

I mean, what else could it be? 

How else could you explain my solitary life?

Since they cannot fathom why anyone would choose this. 

Since they cannot come up with a more reasonable explanation. 

The only logical explanation that emanates to them. 

Is that I certainly am, a loner. 

An introvert of note. 
Little do they know… 

I will not spend myself and exhaust my energies.

Trying to explain myself to people whose understanding is limited. 

Explain myself to people whose perception is skewed. 

No I will not. 

For they fathom not why anyone would choose this. 

So I leave them be, flawed in their thinking. 

Limited in their understanding.

And skewed in their perception. 
A loner I am not, I simply am a man at peace. 

A man at peace with himself, a man at peace with his God. 

I mean why try and please man?

Man, whose very existence is but brief.

Here today, gone the next, never to be seen again. 

Here today, gone the next, never to be heard again.

Here today, gone the next, and so vanish his dreams. 
No, I will not endeavor to please man. 

But my Lord I will live for, revere and please. 

All the days of my life will I spend myself. 

Spend myself seeking him. 

Spend myself fellowshipping with Him.

Spend myself doing His will, His bidding. 

If that means being labeled, bring on the labels!
Yes, I do value the company of my fellow man. 

I value his companionship and fellowship.

But let him depart soon, let him depart now.

Before the judging begins.

Before the gossip and the slander.

Before the plotting and the scheming. 

Let my fellow man leave my presence.

While we both still think the best of each other. 

While our conversations are good and Godly. 

While we still edify and strengthen one another. 
I am not a loner. 

I am a man at peace with himself. 

A man at peace with his Lord, his God. 

A man at peace with his fellow man. 

A man wanting to protect and preserve. 

The peace he has found. 

In himself, in his God and with his fellow man. 

BG Mthethwa 

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Together We Are…

“Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant!” – Steven Anderson

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Enjoy the journey

“So often we become so focused on the finish line that we fail to enjoy the journey.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf 

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Sunshine 

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. – Sir J.M. Barrie

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Sharing

“Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.” 

Swedish Proverb 

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To Naeañ: May It Be

In life we are born, we live and we die.
On this day you were born, tick.
You belong to Christ, so you have already died and have been recreated to be like Him.
When you gave your life to Christ, you died, tick.
You will no longer taste the sting of death, only the transition to your eternal home with the Lord.
Now what is left to do? Live…

On your tombstone there will be a date you were born.
There will be a date you went to be with the Lord.
In between, there will be a dash.
This little, insignificant dash will some up your life.

May this dash speak volumes for you.
May it proclaim a life well lived.
May it tell a tale of a girl, a woman, a lady, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a princess, more importantly a queen.

May it be that this dash tells of an honorable woman of virtue.
May it be that it tells of a respectful daughter, a loving sister and friend, a submitted wife, and a nurturing mother.

As you celebrate this day.
May it be that you experience love and appreciation.
May it be that you continue so give off yourself so freely as you have been doing.
May it be that you find the love, comfort and caring you long for.
May it be that your dreams, wishes and desires are fulfilled.
May it be, YOUR DAY!

A happy birthday to you, and many more to come.

©BG Mthethwa

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