Love The One You’re With

Too many want to bash her and say she’s not perfect.

I want to reply and ask them to show me someone here who is.

Too many want to scald her because her mistakes are great.

I want to reply and request the list of those who have none.

I have lived here a long time, and she’s been good to me.

I’ve studied Truth, and the truth I’ve found proclaims light.

It isn’t that I’m blinded to imperfections

Nor am I ignorant to wrongs that need to be righted.

What I will not be is a hater.

What I will not demand is an ideology of impeccable flawlessness.

Rather, I will choose to be grateful for the abundant blessings given.

I will choose to be thankful for freedom and free will.

I will honor, respect, forgive and love.

I will remember the good and try to rectify those things that are feasible.

I will choose to grieve when the loss is imminent and tragic.

I will rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn.

And I will choose to, above all else, speak truth and thank the One who created it all.

Praise the Lord, call upon His name;
Declare His deeds among the peoples,
Make mention that His name is exalted.
Sing to the Lord, for He has done excellent things;
This is known in all the earth.
Cry out and shout, O inhabitant of Zion,
For great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst!

Isaiah 12:4-6