I was your bridge when you needed one
Your life saving help
To cross that mighty ocean
That threatened to swallow you alive
No matter how small my bridge
It helped you cross over
I bet the feeling was great
Like that of being alive
A new year to behold
Like I was to you, many have been to me
Life does get so hard sometimes
That every once in a while
We all need bridges to ride over our fears
It’s human to require another’s help in times of need
But if the bridges we burn after crossing
If our promises we fail to honour
If our part of the bargain we fail to uphold
We demonstrate a limited insight into life’s uncertainties
But life has a way of bringing us back
To the same bridges we travelled in times past
For good or for bad, our fate then we will learn.
© Mark Gadogbe (McApple)
Marriage & Personal Development Author
At the beginning, love is based on the promise of a life together; later, it is built on the reality of a life shared.
That’s a very profound truth. But not only that; it also presents us with two extremes or opposites: Promises vs Realities.
The problem is that people are not very accepting of realities. They always and constantly wish the stark realities away. They want to forever live in a bubble…never planning ahead what they will do when the bubbles burst. They act as if it’s impossible for bubbles to even burst.
We pray for all the good things to happen to us…but never for the wisdom to know what to do when good things don’t happen to us, knowing very well the reality that good things will not always happen to us in life.
Life is a bit of good here…a bit of bad here; a bit of success here…a bit of failure here; a bit of happiness here…a bit of sadness here; a bit of right choices here…a bit of wrong choices here; a bit of life here…and a bit of death on the side.
How long will you last in any venture (relationship, marriage, business, etc) when the winds of realities test you? How prepared will you be? How often do you pause in life to assess your situations? Is your assessment of the fortunes of your relationship blinded by love? Will you accept the realities of your shortcomings or lack of foresight which probably caused you that relationship, marriage, or business?