Clearly, the spread of blush pink drawn on my whimsical corporate suit overpowers the gray monotones of the other apparels. The light hues vividly stand out more than the neutral streaks, and metaphorically speaking, in light with the negativity or grays springing from the world -- gray areas as stereotypically shallow as bruising a knee from trying to learn to ride a Hoverboard to as traumatizing as getting betrayed by a dear old friend -- light, in form of love, being dominant or the focus is what we need individually and societally. Although most times, when people talk badly behind our backs, when things inevitably result to the way we didn't expect it to go, or when, all of a sudden, late at night, we feel empty, frustrated; as though feeling tired to keep moving forward in this down-spiraling rut called life, it's beyond difficult, seemingly against all odds, to think of, even more so get a hold of, the good things -- love, joy, and peace -- in life. I know this because I've had people gossip about me, been stuck in sticky situations, and have had gone through a series of remorseful incidents; and let me tell you, I felt hopeless and it never passed my mind to think of positivity. And to top it off, I've also had my brain wired with the notion that the more I offer love to others, the more they take advantage of me or take me for granted (I know I'm not alone in this), but then what we really need to instill in our thinking is that the more we love and share, despite the risks of deeply hurting or the recurring thoughts that other people don't deserve it, the more we feel complete and gain the happiness we've been searching for so long.
Every year during Christmas, we are bombarded by advertisements and banners reminding us that the holidays are entirely about giving; not at all receiving, but amidst the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and party planning, we tend to overlook or disregard the gift that is within, or paradoxically beyond, the barriers of give and take -- God's very gift that is Christ Jesus who, when we cling to, gets rid of every trace of loneliness, remorse, and confusion. Exactly similar to us, we give without asking for something in return, be it a wad of cash or an exchange, except an acceptance of the gift itself, but as opposed to God, we only hand presents to those we love and to those who we think deserves it -- God does the complete opposite, He willingly and lovingly gives to those who doesn't deserve it, He willing and lovingly gives to us, not because of our deeds or because of who we are, but rather solely because God loves us completely and unconditionally that He does, and He only asks us to accept His gift -- His gift of unconditional love that overcomes all sadness, anger, and pain.
It's true that #LoveWins; #HisLoveWins.
HAVE A MERRY MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY! 🙂 Happy Hunting!
Handbag - PochetteMNL, elephant pants, fedora, and blazer - Zara, cami - Own design, sunnies - Roy&Biv, Heels - Charles&Keith