Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cosmic Theater

Brewing thoughts in my head, but not enough time this morning to get it all down.
So for now, I leave you with this (from Richard Paul Evans' book, Timepiece):

"There are moments, it would seem, that were created in cosmic theater where we are given strange and fantastic tests. In these times, we do not show who we are to God (for surely He must already know) but rather to ourselves."

"There is an oft-misunderstood statement: 'Misery loves company.' To some, it implies that the miserable seek to make others like unto themselves. But it is not the meaning, rather there is a universality in grief, a family of sorrow clinging to each other on the brink of the abbyss of despair....I once heard it preached that pain is the currency of salvation. If it is so, surely we have bought heaven."


Regardless of the cause(s) of your pain, know that you have company here in this spot. You can find me here...cheering you on, believing in your ability to survive, loving you.

17 comments:

Amy said...

I have to smile at the appropriateness of your post. "there are pains the eye can't see" came to mind, and I was really helped along my way. Thank you.

jen said...

This post, although not intended to be so, is a total summation of you. I feel you cheering me on, and after reading comments on oher blogs, i know I'm not the only one you care about. Thanks so muc h, especially today after a horrible yesterday!
Love

Fiauna said...

You have brought tears to my eyes. I'm not sure what, but something is amiss today. Can't quite put my finger on it. I needed to read this post, I guess. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

BTW, I love the new look!

K2cole said...

HELP!! your top picture is not loading on my computer...I feel so left out.

Love the quote, now I will have to track down the book and read it.

I love the rest of the make over.

Hugs
Karen

Lori said...

Wonderful new blog spot!, and your post today was not too shabby either. You really have a way of reaching my soul. Thank you for being the wonderful, thoughtful person you are. I don't know where we would be without you!

em said...

short and sweet, loving you back

Nancy J said...

LOVED this post. Simple, yet complex.

Also love the new blog look.

Sue said...

I agree with Jen. I always feel you cheering us all on...

Thanks!

=)

Lindsay said...

I'm new to your blog, but 'see' you everywhere. I really enjoy your posts that I've read so far. You seem so warm and sweet.
Looking foward to getting to know you more.
Lots of love, LIndsay

karen said...

Lovely quote. Something we all need at one time or another.

jen said...

Second post for the day . . .just FYI, I just conquered my blog-phobia. I successfully downloaded the snarky belle button. I am officially a snarkette. What do I get? Isn't this a socialist country? Don't I get some magnificent reward for my minimun effort?

Kelly said...

Loving your new look Snarky!!!! Danielle Rocks. She really is awesome! And...I just wanted to thank you for your heartfelt comment on my blog. It was kind of a tender subject for me and I wasn't even sure about sharing it. After reading your comment, I'm so glad I did. It means so much to know that someone else understands...that we are not alone. I think that must be why so many people are taking to this blogging-thing. Anyway, thank you, dear friend. And...thank you for the beautiful words of encouragement in this post...

Love and Prayers,
Kelly

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

OOPS...I am the Kelly in the previous comment! Sorry...I was logged in under my personal email account and didn't realize it when I commented. :)

SnarkyMama said...

"Strange and fantastic tests"...I like that...

Many times I wonder when someone is being tested if, in fact, it is in a strange and fantastic way, indeed, a test for me as well....am I there for that person...am I judgmental and critical of the way they cope/behave during their test...do I share their sorrow and help to wipe their tears...do I do all that I can do to ease the burden on their back?

Maybe being in each other's "company" and easing each other's burdens of "misery" and sorrow is how we cramfor the biggest test of all..loving one another.

Now I know why there is always a "gifted" class...for people like Snarky Belle and all of you who help each other find the answer(s) to their individual tests!

Personal Note to Snarky Belle:
As I said, I never dreamed you could become anything more beautiful than you are as a daughter...but you have...you as a mother....
Happy Mother's Day!!
I love you.............

Carly Marie said...

Beautiful x

Shauna said...

That is a wonderful post, your such a blessing and an anchor of strength to those who need some one to help them hold on.

TuTu's Bliss said...

Just returning the love. I had to share your wonderful blog, touching comments and fun stuff with my little corner of the blog world. I hope you don't mind. There are kind words and an award waiting for you on my blog and you already earned them so no extra work required. THANK YOU for being open, honest, funny...basically all alround wonderful, Jen