what is true…being Ralph

Curtains_BlowingDear Giving and Needing Soul (that’s you and me),

I know it’s been hard.

I do.

Did you also see that it’s hard for them too?

All of us, we’re facing battles no one sees. The battles that if they knew… they wouldn’t be so……something unkind, or selfish, or judging.

Sweet Soul, I know you sometimes feel alone. On your own. Neglected. Ignored. Abused…in one way or another. And it’s been a long time like this.

I also know, you’ve been aware of this in others too. Sometimes it’s easier to see in others than ourselves. Sometimes we can’t see anything beyond our own nose because we hurt so very bad.

I know.

Sometimes, I think we just have to help when we feel helpless. Breathe when we feel deflated. Hug when we feel prickly. Smile when we are depressed, grumpy, crabby, inconsolable.

Sometimes we are Ralph.
Sometimes we know Ralph.
(hold on, you’ll see)

I have been Ralph. When someone is just trying to do good to me, but I was ready to bite. I didn’t trust. I didn’t want help. In fact sometimes I would choose to starve before I  let anyone feed me. All because I had been abused one too many times.

Sweet Soul. You are either Ralph…or you know Ralph.

Either way, don’t give up hope.

Meet Ralph.
(don’t worry, you won’t see anything horrible, only things that will soften a hard heart)
watching all the minutes makes the difference – you’ll see
(3:30…hope, 4:25…heartbreak, 5:30…my first tear – and it just get’s better and better, 6:25…Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day)

song at the end: Coldplay – “Fix You”

Sweet Giving and Needing Soul,
Consider the Ralphs.
Let someone help.
Or you help… and don’t give up.

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2 thoughts on “what is true…being Ralph

  1. Isn’t this exactly what God does for us? He seeks us out; we’re cautious, suspicious, damaged. But He doesn’t give up on us. He offers food for our hungry souls, but we’re afraid there are strings attached. He persists at luring us closer until we find ourselves in a new place and objects of his good intentions. Yes, it’s hard to trust Him at first to do what’s best for us. But after experiencing enough of His love, we yield to the process of healing. He knows best how to “fix” us. Eventually in the environment He provides, we are placed in the family that’s just right for us. And we thrive. His rescue process continues the rest of our lives, through our ups and downs, because He never gives up on us or lets us go. Thank you, dear God, for rescuing me.

  2. I know you didn’t mean this to be about “Ralph” but about the human forms of Ralphs…however we were in tears because we have our own Ralph we rescued last February during the worst part of my chemo treatments, from a kill shelter and he was next on the list. His name is Barkley. And he reminds us of Ralph and how happy he is now….like he is SO HAPPY!!! The happiest dog we have ever had. Thanks for this, because now middle boy wants to go out and rescue more Barkley’s and Ralphs. ❤

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