“Make Reality Your Friend”


I woke to the fragrant smell of the redolent meadow.  The cool morning air upon my face was like an old friend inviting me to reminisce over times now forgotten.  Suddenly, cruelly, I am aware of my new friend; the intruder who has now invaded my body……taking  every ounce of energy I have left just to lift myself up and painfully and ever so slowly shift dizzily across the floor and to the doorway………..

perfect old door

As I languidly open the hoary wooden door that stands between me and that fresh, sweet meadow, I hear it squeal as if crying out in pain almost seeming to empathize with me and that feeling I cannot seem to escape.  That intrusive new “friend” that seems to be playing his endless game of tag, mocking me, lingers as he outmaneuvers me over and over again.


As I strolled down the pebbled road, suddenly it became more real to me than it ever had before. I do not want to play this game anymore.  It is not a game I can win and to make peace with my new friend, I must try to quit fighting him.  Instead I must embrace him. Make him a part of me.  I’ve known him long enough now to know he does not give up easily.  He likes it here.  He’s made it clear he likes me and does not intend to leave any time soon.  He is in a sense my new reality.


As I looked upward and let the sunshine gently blow me a kiss I remembered the words a very wise man, my father, once said.   “Make reality your friend.” Such a simple phrase. How is it that these 4 little words hold such magic? Such freedom?  It seems too simple really.  But then again, so what?  Simple is good.  Simple is GOD!


So I will.  I simply WILL make reality my friend.  I will simply embrace him and see where it takes me. But I think in order to keep the peace between me and my new friend, we will need to invite my old friend along on the journey.  The one who has been with me since the beginning of time.  Only He knows any of us fully.  He created us.  He is the author and finisher of life.

As I continue on my journey and my new friend and I become one, and I continue to embrace the unknown, I will hold firmly to the one thought he just whispered in my ear “I do not know what tomorrow brings, but I do know who brings tomorrow.”  That is reality and I will make reality my friend!


About dansarc

If you enjoy reading about things that inspire you, things that make you giggle, enjoy uplifting music videos, love your pet and beautiful scenery then you have come to the right place. I have recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness and am trying to take one day at a time fitting that into my already crazy life. Come along on my journey as I relay what I have learned along the way. Some of it can be funny and some not so much. Grab a cup of coffee and get your readers on as we travel this road together. Be sure to press that "Like" button if you see something you enjoyed. I'd also love your feedback so feel free to leave me a comment. If you're having a good time and would like to join me again be sure to "Follow" me as well. I'd love to have you!!! I am a dedicated husband and father, diagnosed with Sarcoidosis and doing whatever it takes to get through each day with as much dignity as possible. I do not know what tomorrow brings but I do know who brings tomorrow. Strong faith and a love for Christ and my family is what gets me through each day with a smile on my face. One day, one hour, one minute at a time.....................
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2 Responses to “Make Reality Your Friend”

  1. Don Sonnentag says:

    Dan, thank you for your kind words. I truly believe that making” reality your friend” can change your life and make it much easier. Know that I love you Dad!!!!!


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