Dear Hope – Published on Elephantjournal.com

 

Not everyone understands your flighty fantastical ways. Not everyone appreciates your whimsical play. They don’t see the wonder and awe you see in a butterfly as it takes flight. They don’t see the pictures in the clouds that you so easily pick out. They wouldn’t take the time to pull over on the side of the road to watch for just a couple minutes as the sun sets for yet another day. Washing the sky with the pinks, purples and orange hues.

There are people out there that will say mean hurtful things. There are people out there that are threatened by you. They are frightened by your strong voice. They are frightened by your ability to shine in a world of darkness. They are perplexed at your ability to laugh at the smallest and silliest of things. They don’t understand how you could be the way you are without fear. So they lash out. I will be the one to accept those stones they throw. I will shelter you so that you don’t feel the sharp pains of the words hurling up against your skin. I will protect you.

You are such a funny, witty, charming, caring being. So childlike in your qualities. Wondering and in awe of all around you. You are naïve in your thinking though. Not everyone will like you. They will judge the complete package on who you are alone. They don’t understand that you are a part of the bigger picture. They can’t accept that some things are not meant to be taken at face value. That there are layers upon layers just waiting to be seen. To opened slowly, like a treasured gift.

 

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Debbi Serafinchon Written by:

Just an average ordinary woman being herself on this crazy ride we call life. I say what I mean and mean what I say. I chose to bring along 4 crazy side kicks on this journey, my 4 kids. The actual realization of my journey began after my divorce. Hindsight being what it is, I realized before my divorce I was just going through the steps. My eyes are now wide open to the path ahead of me.

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  1. sumguy
    February 15
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    but there IS someone who needs to see the hope in that smile

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