Monday, March 10, 2014

"Sorrow that the eye can't see"

I stumbled upon this quote Sunday morning and it resonated with me. 

You know the hymn "Lord, I Would Follow Thee"? There is a line in it that says, "In the quiet heart is hidden sorrow that the eye can't see." I love that. I always have. I've never really been one to broadcast my challenges or ask for help, even when I really need it. Instead, I tend to keep things inside and deal with them on my own. I know I'm not the only one that is an expert at putting on a cheerful facade when I'm struggling, and knowing that many others around me are dealing with "sorrow that the eye can't see" makes me want to treat others with the gentleness and care that I crave when I am going through a rough patch. 

Moral of the story: be a little more gentle and patient with the people around you, whether you think they deserve it or not. You don't know what they might be going through. Show a little more love and kindness. You never know how badly someone may need it.

1 comment:

  1. Hey there! Loving seeing you and baby Eli. I also love this post. I've always appreciated the quote "Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle." I don't know if your post was just a random reminder or if you wrote it because your going through a struggle right now. If you are like me, you're first 8 weeks of having the amazing lil new baby in your life is quite different than you expected. I won't go into much detail but let me just say I shed many many many tears just trying to figure out how to be a mom and a wife who now has to balance time between baby and husband. It's amazing and refreshing to see how our roles expand. I'm sure everything is wonderful and perfect but if emotions are over-whelming right now just know that you are not alone... and YOU ARE DOING IT!!! Good job new momma! (((BIG HUGS)))