14 Mar

This morning I spoke to a friend of mine who has been struggling with some major family issues for awhile. As she told me everything she was going through my heart hurt for her and her trials brought me to tears. She said she didn’t want to burden me with her stuff because of everything I was going through with my cancer tests. Why does God allow pain? This is the question many people struggle with and I certainly have no answers. I know for me, during all of the trials and tribulations of my repeated cancer diagnosis and treatments, I would not have been able to stay calm and at peace without having faith that God had a perfect plan and that I was not in control. People always asked how I could maintain my faith throughout everything and all I have to say is that I could not have ‘maintained’ without it.

I believe trials in life (and everyone I know has been through at least one) can either harden your heart or soften it. For me, my heart is softer, and listening to my friend’s hurt made me feel her pain. We go through trials to be able to help others, so we need to open our eyes to see and our hearts to listen and feel because no matter how hard we think we have it, someone is doing worst and needs you. Be there. Life is about people, what will our legacy be?

Today’s lipstick is LancĂ´me L’absolu Rouge in Berry Noir. It’s a beautiful berry color which would be great for spring and summer and this particular formula has great consistency, lots of color, and is moisturizing too. I wear it because spring is a time of new beginnings, and when life throws you a detour it’s great to get a fresh start.


6 Responses to “Trials”

  1. Patricia March 14, 2012 at 11:28 pm #

    I am sorry to hear that you are going through a tough time with your health, but it is nice to know that you have your friends near by to cheer you on and help you through it. I myself went through a rough stage of my life not as bad as yours. I had my friends for the first part of it, but then things happened that I cannot even comprehend myself that isolated me from everything that I had always known and I think that due to that fact it took me longer to get over my hurt and pain. So if you have close friends that truly care about you celebrate them every day and keep them close. It is true when people say you can have all the money in the world and be miserable (not that this is my case far from it) yet you could be the poorest person in the world and be the richest one because of the many true friendships you have built. (That used to be my scenario too long ago unfortunately) I hope that God gives you a miracle of a complete recovery and that helps your friend through her rough time so that you could both enjoy your days laughing without any regrets or pain to think of.

    • Anna March 17, 2012 at 11:01 am #

      Thank you Patricia…always looking ahead…God is good

  2. Kelly Louise (@GenePoolDiva) March 16, 2012 at 1:50 am #

    I love your heart.

    • Anna March 17, 2012 at 11:00 am #

      Thank you Kelly!

  3. Brenda Moguez (@BrendaMoguez) March 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    You, my dear, have a wonderful heart, compassionate and full of love. I am curious to try your lipstick color today. I might have to take a little trip to Nordies.

    • Anna March 20, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

      You are awesome and I love your writing! I’ll be in line for your book!

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