What is Precious To You?


What does it mean to have something or someone that is precious to you? Merriam-Webster defines precious as rare and worth a lot of money, very valuable or important: too valuable or important to be wasted or used carelessly, and greatly loved, valued, or important. For me, though, something precious can never be something with a monetary value or something that I could buy or sell. The second and third definitions by Webster works the best for me because there is meaning there.

To have an item or a person that is precious is to love it so much that it holds a very special place in your heart. If you buy something, you can like it very much but you could never love it in that way. Though you can for a friend, for a love one, for a wife, and for your child. Items with monetary value can change in that value and can be discarded over time but the love for a child or wife, for example, cannot, they will always hold that special place in your heart even long after they have left this world.

Being precious, to hold a spacial place in one’s heart that will never change, the value of that love will never decrease and never increase because it is not phiscally posible to have more love than one already does; this is exactly the relationship that each one of us have with God. He loves each one of us so much and we mean so much to him that we each have a spot stiched into his heart. That love has always been there and will always be there and will never change and has never changed.

The love that is represented by holding something or someone to be precious can neither be added to or subtracted to because once again it has no monatary vlaue. It has no monatary value becase it transends monatary vlaue. To be precious to someone or to have someone be precious to you means that the amount of love is just right. It is hard to expalin but it just is, love cannot be quantified.

So the next time you think or say that something is precious to you, think to yourself is it really? Does it hold the special place in your heart that will never change. Compar it to what you know really is precious to you such as your children and Wife or other family members and you have or answer. If you make everything and everyone precious to you then nothing is precious, only God has the capaciety to do so without taking anything away from what it means to be precious. For us, being precious means so much because of its limitedness to application by us, yet we all yearn for that limitedness even when in reality there is no limitedness of this preciousness because God has so much of it for us.

Take Time To See The Color In Life


This is a response to the one word prompt “colorful” by “The Daily Post.”

We are always busy in life, each and every day. It seems that our weeks are always so full of things to do that we really have time to just sit back and relax and enjoy life. Oh sure, there are times that we put aside to do fun things, to go to the movies or see a play. But again, those are just a part of our daily schedule, something that we pencil into our calendars. We may very much enjoy doing such things, but are not really taking the time to enjoy the “little things.”

The world is a very colorful place with its blue sky (sometimes orange/red at sunset), its flowers, trees and animal life. There is the soft wind on a hot day; so much that we don’t take the time to fully appreciate in our daily lives. Some of my best moments are when I am going for walks or am experiencing a very beautiful sunset. It’s at those times when you experience nature that I am at my most thoughtful.

Almost no one enjoys long waits at the doctor’s office or waits of any kind, I am the same, but actually, if you just sit back and relax, pick up a book or a magazine (or smart-phone) those can be times of most thoughtful activity. When we take a step back from our busy schedules and see that no matter what is happening or has happened to you, that there is color in such, we are more able to appreciate the world and everything that happens in it and our life. When we are more able to appreciate all the colors in life, we are able to enjoy life more and be at ease no matter what happens.

Life is not just about getting things done, it is more than that. Life is about taking enjoyment in all it has to offer, the good the bad and all the things that interfere with your busy schedule. So remember when you get up in the morning each day and contemplate all you have to do, it is not all black and white but actually very colorful.