Without one you cannot have the other. I am honestly writing this blog not for readers.... but.... for myself. This is probably not what you want to hear....but honestly this blog is probably... not like the others.
Why do we warn our children not to touch a hot stove? Duh! We do not want them to be burned. Why do we turn off lights? Duh! We do this so we can sleep...or if you are like me, to save electricity. Why do we love roller coasters? Duh! We love the feeling of coming back down.
How do we know what is wrong? Duh! Because we know what is right. Why do we long for peace? Duh! Because we know how wrong war is. Why do we love? Duh! Because we hate hate.
How would we know what "cold" is? How would we know what "on" is? How would we know what "up," "wrong," "peace," or even "love" is....without...the opposite?
Is it worth being cold so we know what it is to be hot? Is it worth going up so we know how to come back down? Is it worth knowing wrong so we know what is right? Is it worth it to love even though we know the feeling of hate?
My answer is YES. Listen. I am young, I know. However, I have experienced all of these emotions and more. I can honestly say that the feeling of love is something I would never trade.
I do not have the answer to the question I ask myself every single day...."why do the bad things seem to out weight the good things?" Why does human nature seem to remember our past full of shame, full of mistakes, or the pain of the world? I will never have the answer.
Watching a movie with Macaiden the other day...I began to think. "Mom, I'm not worried. I know the good guys always win." "Yes. Yes they do little man," is what I replied. Then...thinking to myself...."why can't that be?"
Why can't that be? The news is filled with horrible things. To the point where I have turned off the radio and have had us stop in prayer, praying to God begging for help.
I am asking YOU. Is today worth living for? YES, YES IT IS. No matter what you are going through. Your story can impact another. Your story can become the opposite of anothers. Your story can be the hot for the cold. Your story can be the peace for the war. Share. Share your story. You matter.
My Repurpose for Today : To know that opposites matter.
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