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How are you, really?

Lessons Learned During the Pandemic

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned during the pandemic is that everyone faces tough times. While some individuals may handle it better, most struggle. It’s essential to keep in mind that the world doesn’t revolve around us. If a friend or family member seems distant or uncommunicative, it’s not necessarily about us. Sometimes people are uncomfortable discussing certain things with others. Personally, I find comfort in confiding in God. Rather than assuming someone is being snobbish, self-centered, or annoying, it’s best to be sensitive to their feelings. If someone is keeping their distance, it’s not always personal. We should respect their space and offer our prayers and support. It’s crucial to remember that challenging situations can impact people in various ways.

In my life journey, I’ve had the honor of encountering people from various social backgrounds. I have great respect for those who display remarkable resilience regardless of their situation. Their ability to maintain grace and composure in the face of adversity is truly remarkable as if they are entirely impervious to anxiety.

The Importance of Exercising Self-Control and Respecting Boundaries on Social Media

I firmly believe that constantly complaining on social media and engaging in online arguments is not a productive use of one’s time. These individuals seem to have an insatiable desire to be superior to others and are highly competitive. Regrettably, they also use social media to share both their happy and sad moments, often with captions that insult people they dislike. While I empathize with their coping mechanisms, it’s imperative to acknowledge that too much of anything is never a good thing. It’s crucial that we all exercise self-control and respect boundaries, but unfortunately, some individuals disregard these boundaries in their pursuit of being the center of attention. This is a harsh reality that we must confront.

A Genuine Friend: A Story of Compassion and Kindness

I have a dear friend who is truly genuine. I feel incredibly fortunate to have her in my life because of her unwavering kindness. She is not one to share her personal problems publicly, preferring to confide in only a select few whom she trusts completely. Her sensitivity is such that she can feel the emotions of others, even their sorrow and pain. Despite this, she always chooses to respond with compassion rather than judgment.

A Calming Presence Amid Life’s Challenges

She is a calming presence, like the serene sea that remains steady even as life’s challenges ebb and flow around her. Sometimes, however, she disappears and I don’t hear from her. It’s as if the waves of life have knocked her down so hard that she can’t get back up. But then, after months of waiting, she returns stronger than ever. I feel her energy, hear her laughter, and sense her heart bursting with dreams and hope once again.

Genuine Concern for Others

One day, I finally asked her how she was doing. She replied with genuine concern for me, asking how I was and what was new in my life. She invited me to share everything that was on my mind because she truly cares. I am grateful for her friendship and the kindness she shows to everyone around her.

Hey there, I hope you’re doing okay. I believe that it’s important to share everything you’re going through with God first. Putting Him first in your life can help you find peace and comfort during tough times. It’s okay to feel sad, hurt, and disappointed by people and events in your life. We all experience difficult emotions at times. Just remember that God is always there to guide us and help us through those tough times. If you ever need someone to talk to, please know that there are people who are willing to lend their ears to you. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need help. Remember, everything’s coming up roses for those who believe in God.

As our conversation deepened, I gained a greater understanding of her and her unwavering faith. I commend her for her remarkable strength and perseverance in the face of adversity. It dawned on me that not everything that glitters is gold. The most unassuming things in life possess an intangible quality that makes them invaluable – just like her. She is content with being true to herself and doesn’t feel the need to conform to society’s standards. She exudes a radiance that emanates from within, making even the darkest of shadows cower in her presence. She values authenticity and cherishes her loved ones deeply. Her positive presence on social media is a rare gem that shines brightly. I admire how she portrays her simple and peaceful world to the chaotic and noisy one. She stays true to her beliefs and never judges others. Instead, she distances herself from those who don’t resonate with her while praying for their well-being. In my opinion, that’s more than enough.

The Comforting Belief in the Power and Justice of God

It is comforting to believe in the power and justice of God. He is aware of those who are suffering and in pain, and will guide us to a better path away from this cruel world. He is the only constant presence, a true and reliable friend. And with the companionship of Lord Jesus, we are blessed with two unwavering friends who will never abandon us in any circumstance.

The Unending Love of God and Lord Jesus

I want to express gratitude to God and Lord Jesus for their unending love. They love us not only during sunny days and calm oceans but also during chaotic storms and rough waves. Their unwavering love and support are felt even during the toughest days. They are our best friends and allies in this challenging life. Despite the many hardships that come my way, I find comfort in their love and presence, knowing I am not alone. ??

I want to share a verse that shows the qualities of a true friend demonstrated by God and Lord Jesus.

[Proverbs 27:6 The Voice Translation]

“Wounds inflicted by the correction of a friend prove he is faithful; the abundant kisses of an enemy show his lies.”