Thursday, February 11, 2010

I have been fulfilled.

If I have ever done or said a kind word to someone when they needed it, then I am fulfilled.

If I have ever given good advice to my children, whether by pure accident, as would be the case most of the time or by chance of experience then I am fulfilled.

If I have ever sung a song that brought out an honest emotion, or written a word that sparked a thought in someone's mind, then I am fulfilled.

If I have ever fed a hungry animal, albeit a bird, cat, dog, squirrel, or any other living thing that God has created, then I am fulfilled.

If I have ever thought a thought that was pure enough for God to appreciate, then I am fulfilled.

If I have ever cooked food for loved ones, or strangers that they enjoyed or that made them happy, then I am fulfilled.

If I ever told a joke that got an HONEST laugh, then I am fulfilled.

I have stood besides ruins of a culture over 2500 years old, and I am fulfilled.

I have touched the skin and felt the warmth of every person who I have loved the most on this Earth, and have been fulfilled.

I have eaten my Grandmother's suppers, and have been filled and fulfilled.

I have listened to my father play the gitar and sing.

I have found an arrowhead in a field, and though about the people who once populated this land, and was genuinely sorry for what they had to go through, and I am fulfilled.

I have seen a Golden Eagle in flight.

I have listened to the Beatles, Elvis, Mahalia Jackson, Percy Faith, Perry Como, Rod Stewart, Johnny Mathis, The Blues Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, Ray Boltz, Bing Crosby, Sinatra, Dean Martin, Laura Fabian, Eva Cassidy, Judy Garland, Jerry Lee Lewis, Clint Black, The Everly Brothers, and on and on. God I love music so much. I will miss it one of these days.

I have watched Meteors pour from the sky at such a rate that no one could have counted them.

I have seen an eclipse of the Sun and the Moon, and have seen a Comet in the Eastern sky during the early morning.

I have caught the tears of my children and tasted them.

I have given money to many a homeless person, and have never told a soul (until now)

I have been in the middle of Storms of Nature and Storms of life that I did not think I would ever survive, but I did. And I have been fulfilled.

And the list could go on and on forever.

I have loved this life, and the souls of the people that our creator has chose to populate the bodies of the ones I love. I love it still every day. I want it still every day. I am afraid of it still every day.

I have witnessed things every day that I could not have imagined when I was a child.

I have seen the wonderful side of mankind first hand, but have seen his terrible wrath on film and video. But strangely that also is fulfillment.

I don't know what will happen on the day I leave this earth. But I have been fulfilled.

11 comments:

Debbie in Nashville said...

What a beautiful and meaningful post. I have seen a Golden Eagle in flight too and it was so magical.

Thanks for stopping by and please visit again sometime.

Lisa said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I wondered over her after you left a comment at my OWOH giveaway (lifeunity.blogspot.com)...and am so glad that I did! These posts area all so honest and so deep. (I love the dream that you had)

Please keep writing - I look forward to reading it!
-Lisa

quiltmom said...

Cherry,
You have created some very interesting posts in which you are pondering some of the most important questions one asks about life and what it means to be alive.
Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment. I hope you will come and visit again. Good luck in the draw for the bracelet.
Regard,
Anna
http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

Kathy said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway! Thanks so much for the kind words too.

Kathy
Calkatthejewelryjunkie.blogspot.com

Liz Revit said...

Hi, Cherry. Thanks for visiting my blog. It's so nice to meet you.

Love Georgia, especially Savannah. It's one of my favorite Southern cities.

Will visit again.

Sares said...

What a beautiful post Cherry, very insightful and deep. Would that we could all be so fulfilled!

Thanks for visiting me at Loveleigh Treasures and joining my giveaway, I wish you luck and a wonderful weekend!

apinkdreamer said...

hi! i'm eleni from greece!thank you for visiting my blog! your blog is really beautiful!!!!!

catieann said...

what an amazing post. So heartfelt.
Thank you for visiting my blog an my owoh giveaway. Good luck I just found a third fairy to throw in.
catie

Bevie said...

Your writing have truly touched my heart and can see it has for others too!! God is using you my dear...keep going!!! Blessings!!!

DWDWiltonDesign said...

Thanks for joining in the fun and good luck on Monday!

jenny said...

Gorgeous blog - love your writing, very inspirational!! Thanks for visiting my blog and entering the giveaway...
smiles from Australia
Jenny x