Gratitude is the first note in my song of happiness,
Eternal love is my wall of sound.
Surrounding me with those who sing and laugh with me,
Eternal love is my song to sing.
When my back was pressed against a wall
that offered no further retreat,
I had no place to go, no friend to rely on,
He offered me a safe haven,
Reaching into my soul parts that ached the most,
Condemnation spat at me at the start of the day,
Despair the parting gift to end work’s agony,
Encouraged to die in my darkest moment,
I was ready to take the most awful of advice,
I believed the lies that confused all truth,
Disorientated by the shifting sands under my feet,
My best defence found in my humiliation,
Left with nothing was the beginning of fresh horizons.
Trust no one but love abundantly,
Is the wisdom that comes from a life shaped by disappointment,
My focus is on Mercy not revenge,
Forgiveness conquers hatred every time,
It’s no easy victory that comes from choosing love first,
The corpse of hatred left to rot on it’s own,
Here I stand a living witness to what love can do.
Rejection was the final straw,
But, also the new beginning,
All my despair wrapped up and tossed away,
A new foundation of hope became my guiding light,
Each day drawing me to new ways to praise.
God’s life touching mine is blessing felt,
All the family are joined as one in this blessing,
We hold our heads high as we walk in step,
Unity is declaration of our shared desire,
To praise God without holding back,
To live life in total abandonment to God,
To love abundantly holding nothing back.