Saturday, January 17, 2009

Heart on a Sleeve

Most people have heard of the saying "Wearing your heart on your sleeve." When I first heard that I wasn't really sure what all it meant. Now, from experince, I do. I have found that I wear my heart on my sleeve. Sometimes I take it off for a short while, but most of the time it remains on my sleeve. I didn't used to be like this. In fact I was quite the opposite.
At first, I liked wearing my heart, displaying it for all to see. I was loud, and outgoing. (still am, but not as much) It was as though I had been rewarded with awesome friendships by this simple act. Now, I find that it just gets me in trouble. People have just torn it apart, made it bleed, and walked all over it, taking advantage. Now it's been forced back inside where it belongs. But now, I'm tired of hiding my heart. I want to take that risk of putting it out there again. I mean, I was silly to think in the first place that my heart would be ok when it's all exposed. But I have to wonder,in this new enviorment, if its a bad thing to wear my heart on my sleeve? To put it back out there. Unfortunatly there are wolves amoung the sheep. All I want to do is glorify God.

1 comment:

  1. this is beautiful, thank you Sarah. I don't know I think that it just resonates with my spirit. I think that many people think this way, but are too afraid to say it. You put your heart on the line just by writing this!