For Chip: He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. —Unknown

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mercedes Revisited

It had been a year and Mercedes returned to the dingy restaurant she used to visit frequently.  She had   used it as a safe haven to be alone.  She had contemplated her life many times in that restaurant and always shed tears as she examined her life.

However, now things had changed and she entered the little restaurant with a new outlook.   She was renewed and engaged in life.  She wanted to experience and see everything possible while on earth.  She had many friends, but wanted more.  She wanted to travel all over the world. Spirituality had surrounded her now and she did not worry as much as she had in the past.  There was always an angel nearby that protected and guided her.  The angel could be her father but she was not sure.  She just felt the presence and was never alone.  The chains had been released as the song says and she felt like a new person.  She surrounded herself with positive friends and refused to talk about the past.  She stayed focused on the future.

Amazing blessings had been given to her.  She was puzzled as to why God had given her so much.  She now experienced hope, faith and love of friends.  Mercedes had never had friends, but they had come to her.  She was blessed with more things than she could imagine.

Mercedes picked up a flower from the table and realized it had a scent.  She had felt numb before, but now she noticed the beauty of the flower and realized that God was there.  She realized that love for oneself is the key to happiness.  Everything she had been given had changed her life and she was in awe of a spiritual presence.  She was finally at peace.