Thursday, April 21, 2011


Embers are the remnants of a fire...what's leftover but still burning before a fire goes out.  Sometimes those remnants can spark another fire when added to fuel - something else to burn.  There are times when the embers jump outside of the original fire, oftentimes igniting a dangerous, untamed, and possibly overwhelming or deadly flame.  However, when tended to properly, embers can be used to spark or rekindle a new fire that can be an excellent source of heat and comfort.

Time and again, in our everyday lives, we enter into agreements, arrangements, relationships, and the like...only to reach the realization that we don't really want to be there.  Sometimes those relationships (business or personal) tend to be so volatile that it's best that all ties are severed.  Periodically, however, we enter into a good,  working relationship.  Communication is clear and concise.  Integrity is top-notch.  Everything looks good...but for some reason the fire starts to die out.

When left unattended or not cared for properly, the fire/passion of a relationship can dissipate quickly...just like a fire being started.  Frequently, we mistake this to mean that something went wrong or something is wrong with one of the persons/parties involved. This conclusion is not always the case.  There are times when we just need to understand that one fire is only meant to have a certain burn life.  Fires don't burn forever.

If it's meant to last, the fire will continue to burn because it is tended to and fuel is added at the appropriate times to maintain the life of the fire.  At other times, the fire will be tended to and still die out slowly...because the burn life was not designed to go on any further.  Nevertheless, if you move in haste to start another fire too soon...remember that the embers from the old fire never died out completely and could be dangerous.  Be patient and let the fire burn itself out or extinguish it totally before jumping into something too soon.  There may not be a flame, but embers are just as powerful.

It's beautiful to be you...simply beautiful.

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