Smug is what I feel as I squeak through the light on yellow.
Palpitations are what squeeze my heart as an Officer of the law eases behind my vehicle.
Anxiety grows as I am followed.
Relief blossoms when I turn the corner and am granted pardon for my sin when the cruiser continues straight.
Caution is what I claim as I stop at the next yellow light.
Chaos is the scene every morning as the family tries to leave the house.
Coffee is the legal drug I drink.
Order is what I so desperately desire but is constantly just beyond my reach.
Smile is what I do when I listen to my children constantly tease each other, because…
Love is what fills the air.
Insight is when you realise that “the way its always been done” isn’t the right way.
Courage is when you decide to try a different way.
Respect is what you give when you allow others the right to keep on with “the way its always been done.”
Education is what you do when you share why there needs to be change.
Listening is what you do when those you seek to educate respond to you.
Wisdom is realising that you were not right either and accepting you need further change.
Brilliance is when together we try to change “the way it has always been done.”
Trust is when you say that Spring is going to come after winter.
Hope is when you see the daffodils bloom and get excited about the coming summer and dream about the days ahead.
Faith is choosing to get out of bed each day and live your daily routines.
Belief is the trust you give yourself that the good time will come after the bad.
Wisdom is knowing that I can love you even though I don’t really like you. Even though I think you’re actually extremely annoying.
Extraordinary is when you find someone who actually practises that love.
Insight is when you realise that you were the annoying, unlikeable person.
Growth is when you attempt to make amends and ask forgiveness.
Grace is when forgiveness is given and the person in the wrong is left feeling built up and whole and not wrung-out and used up.
Disillusion happens when you realise that the love shown in movies and on the pages of Harlequin romances are more about lust and fairy tales.
Treasure is when you find a couple who shares intimate love and they keep it alive over the years.
Deep, strong, amazing love is achieved when you choose to sacrifice your dreams, visions and will for the person you love. Love grows when you work at commitment, compromise and compassion. At times it cuts you to your centre core, and because of that a love will flourish that is rich, full and rare.
Ask most parents, they’ll tell you they didn’t know about love before children.
Is realising that while Scientists could figure out how to put a man on the moon, fly around the globe in 1 day, and a way to talk face to face with my Mom who lives on the other side of the world…
That they’ll never explain what prompts an 11 year old boy. Or how he manages to get toothpaste on the bathroom ceiling, into folded towels and on the wall behind the toilet within 5 minutes.
Wisdom is knowing the world is better off leaving that mystery alone.
Good parenting is having the child clean it up.
Excellent acting is being able to hold back your laughter until the child is in bed.
Love is laughing with the child the next morning.