Is there a difference in being alone and being lonely? For me, there is a distinct difference. Being alone means spending quality time with myself. During this time, I can reflect on my life, treat myself to a movie, read a book, or pursue some other passion of mine. Being lonely is more of an emotional state. It is an overwhelming feeling of sadness, feeling like no one cares, feeling that there is a void in my life that is not being fulfilled, or a feeling of discomfort.
Your heart feels as if it’s been split in two. The betrayal was deep and the wounds appeared to be a little more than you could bear. You question yourself, “Why in the world is this happening to me?”, and you question the betrayer with hopes that their answers will set you free. You kick and scream as if the atmosphere should give in to your requests for knowledge and understanding, but it doesn’t. You paint your face and go out wearing a smile even though it feels as if it kills you to breathe. Days have passed and the dust settled and before you know it the reconciliation process begins. Your participation in the conversation in that moment requires you to listen. While you listened, you heard the words “Trust Me Again”. Yes, your betrayer had the audacity to ask you to trust him/her again as if you could start trusting in that moment.
_ “CHANGE” is such a powerful word. Often when people hear the word Change, there is a high level of anxiety associated with it. People are often afraid of the unknown. What is the change? How will the change affect me? Why do I have to change?These are some of the questions that are often asked when the time for change arises. Whether it is at work, at church, at school, or in our personal lives, change is inevitable.