I went from a world where misery was the norm.
Into a world where seeking happiness and being free of pain is their concern.
Neither one, normal for me.
The world of misery is misconceived.
For you see, what you seek.
For in your misery, that you have sought.
There will be pain,
yet happiness there is not.
For they revel in it,
even bragging about their misery.
They seem to seek it out and once there,
sit and explore the misery and pain, they seem to enjoy.
Define (mis·er·y /ˈmiz(ə)rē) noun
a state or feeling of great distress or discomfort of mind or body.
Similar: unhappiness, distress.
Now when seeking happiness and being free from pain.
This creates its own angst for the day.
For happiness may come and visit awhile,
But it’s fickle and won’t go the full mile.
Happiness is fleeting momentary at best,
Great while it lasts,
but life comes at you fast.
Pain, my constant companion,
Couldn’t imagine life without it.
Get rid of pain?!
An impossible task.
One that will last and last and last.
Fighting a battle that’s impossible to win, this could make you go insane.
Pain free and happy?
Not going to happen.
hap·py | \ ˈha-pē \
1: feeling pleasure and enjoyment because of your life, situation, etc.
2: showing or causing feelings of pleasure and enjoyment
3: pleased or glad about a particular situation, event, etc.
Pain has allowed me to grow.
To spite my pain and keep it under control.
Pain is a reminder that I’m not dead.
God is not
finished with me yet.
So manage my pain,
but not go insane.
Enjoy moments of happiness even though they are fleeting.
Misery can teach me, but can be kinda creepy.
Just when I think everyone else has got it figured out.
Then I realize
Jenn’s pretty smart.
Observing the world, through the lens of the Lord.
I’ve got to say you’re doing pretty good,
Not grabbing hold of misery, pain or happiness.
But grabbing hold of God’s
Wisdom, Strength and Contentment.
This is what I crave and seek.
Love God first,
with me next in line.
staying one step behind.
Treat others kind, with love and respect.
Don’t care what the world thinks,
For God is my King.
The world’s falling apart, and doesn’t know a thing.
So, weird I may seem to the world at large.
Some are intrigued by my life scars.
Sharing my story and experiences with many.
Teaching and learning, till I’m filled up plenty.
Jenn the fair ❣️