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The day after your child is born

You realize that pain and discomfort can be worthwhile

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The day after you utter piercing words

You realize that hurt cannot be taken back

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The day after you are swindled

You recognize all the signs you should have noticed

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The day after you receive that “thing” you thought would change everything

You recognize that no “thing” has the ability to do that

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The day after you enact revenge on someone

You realize there is no satisfaction in it

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The day after you lose someone you love

You recognize the void they filled in your life

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The day after a “One Night Stand”

You find the emptiness within you

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The day after you forgive someone

You realize that it is you who have been set free

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The day after the “Dark Night of the Soul”

You find that God’s mercies are new every morning

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The day after a tragedy

You realize how blessed you were two days ago

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The day after you see one of your children step into their destiny

You find yourself being thankful for the sacrifices you made for them

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The day after you compromise on the things you truly believe

You realize the power of shame

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The day after you die

You’ll realize that how you lived really mattered

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The day after Jesus comes back

You’ll realize that the truth was never really negotiable

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(Proverbs 14:12)

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There is a loneliness that is more profound than simply being alone, and it is experienced when we join ourselves with someone who places no value in who we really are.  There is a rejection that is more devastating than the sense that we are simply not attractive, and it is experienced when we discover that we have become nothing more than an apparatus to fulfill our partners needs.  There is an emptiness that is more desolate than simply being ignored, and it is experienced when the person we are closest to does not respect nor encourage us.  Ultimately, we are better off taking the journey on our own, than to travel in the company of one whose apathy shouts our insignificance.

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