Thursday, May 27, 2010

BFF

I've been reading The Song of the Bird, a collection of what might be called devotionals put together by Jesuit priest Anthony De Mello. The following story really got me. In addition to God, can you guess who it made me think of (and appreciate all the more)?
Don't Change

I was a neurotic for years. I was anxious and depressed and selfish. Everyone kept telling me to change.

I resented them, and I agreed with them, and I wanted to change, but simply couldn't, no matter how hard I tried.

What hurt the most was that, like the others, my best friend kept insisting that I change. So I felt powerless and trapped.

Then, one day, he said to me, "Don't change. I love you just as you are."

Those words were music to my ears: "Don't change. Don't change. Don't change . . . I love you as you are."

I relaxed. I came alive. And suddenly I changed!

Now I know that I couldn't really change until I found someone who would love me whether I changed or not.
I am blessed. Do you have anyone like this in your life?


p.s. By the way, that's the Best Husband Ever, if you are feeling a bit confused. Welcome, new readers and subscribers!

4 comments:

  1. This sums up Himself perfectly. I'm a lucky girl.

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  2. Burp and Slurp~!May 29, 2010 at 5:01 AM

    Yes, indeed. My family. And my church friends. :-)

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  3. Yes, indeedy. Aside from my relationship with God, my church family and my biological family are next in terms of supportiveness (and yes, in that order). I am blessed indeed.BTW, great pic of you and the BHE at the end there. :)

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  4. Young Yoga MastersJune 2, 2010 at 5:52 PM

    I always feel so good to see other women who are still in love with their husbands. I have a Best Husband Ever too!

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