“I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity... I didn't feel better or stronger than anyone else but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved you or not--more important now is for you to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around...living becomes the act of giving.” --Beverly Sills

..as i come across this quote, i remember quite well an old conversation i had with a very good friend telling me once that in her search for someone to love, it's not about thinking that someone will be resonsible of her in her old age but it's about thinking she will have someone to be responsible with as they two grow old together. and that there is actually a big difference from a selfish thought of having someone who will be responsible of you one day than you being unselfishly reponsible for someone else. she might have not realized that i still think of that conversation even up to this very moment. i think of it because that's how real intents should be. my friend had brought that simple conversation into a certain level of maturity letting me even realized how wonderful her thoughts and visions are... letting me visualize how genuine her heart's desires are.

..thinking of that quotation and that of a good friend's conversation, it brought me into a thought too that as we venture into the very things we hope to be... it's not about searching for one thing that will fill "my life "with purpose, but it's about searching for one thing that will fill "another else's life" with purpose.
Well then that way..perhaps, life will have grand meaning.


Anonymous said...

When you truly love someone their well being is placed above your own, and you cherish them for who they are, no more, no less. Everyone says relationships are about give and take. If both are more comcerned about the giving aspect then there is not as much reason to worry about the taking. share what you have and the Lord will provide the rest...

joan said...

yeah, right...:o)