Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sadness




There was no fight.
The tree did not claim this spot as his.
The fence did not claim this spot as his.
They may have struggled,
A little, at first,
But then they let go.

They found common ground.
They grew together,
Around and with each other.

They decided together was better,
Then against.
They knew there was a plan,
They just had to trust it.

And now,
They co-exist,
In harmony,
Together.

My heart is heavy with the sadness in our world today. From teen boys sharing photos of sexual assaults via email to bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, to the many things going on in other parts of our world. When I loaded the pictures from a family hike on Sunday onto the computer, I found these of a fence and a tree. The tree has completely embraced the fence. Who came first wasn't a concern. Who this spot belongs to wasn't a concern. A tree and a fence are different, and that wasn't a concern. Instead differences were embraced. Common ground was found and they grew, together. Mother Nature has so many lessons for us, and this one we need to hear loud and clear.

We need to accept that we are all different. That we are traveling different paths. That we have different beliefs. And we need that to be okay. We need to treat each other with respect, we don't need to be friends, we don't even need to like each other, but we do need to appreciate that we are all human beings and accept each other, flaws and all.

My thoughts and prayers are with those in Boston, but also with our world. May the light shine through all the darkness we are experiencing and hope keep us reaching to make this world a better place for all of us to live in.

24 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing...so much is on our hearts right now, and your words touched mine. My heart is so heavy :(

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  2. Beautiful Kim! Well said. I find it incredible how mother nature adapts and absorbs all things.

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    1. Thanks KC, Mother Nature is pretty amazing and has so many lessons for us, we just need to listen.

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  3. Thank you for this very touching post, Kim. What you say rings so true. It has brought tears to my eyes.


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  4. Absolutely beautiful Kim! "We need to accept that we are all different. That we are traveling different paths. That we have different beliefs. And we need that to be okay. We need to treat each other with respect, we don't need to be friends, we don't even need to like each other, but we do need to appreciate that we are all human beings and accept each other, flaws and all." I agree with these words wholeheartedly.

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    1. Thank you Tiffany. I knew you would agree with those words :)

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  5. Well said, Kim...very well said.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful - very well written.

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  7. So true, very true!
    thank you for these well expressed words!

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  8. "Common ground was found and they grew, together." Yes! This was beautiful, and so very true. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  9. Straight from the heart....well felt and said.

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  10. what a fantastic symbol of unity.

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  11. You always put it so well. I have never understand why our differences make such a difference in such a monumental way. It seems increasingly important that we focus on living our lives with us much positivity and gratitude as we are able and to hope that outlook will spread.

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    1. Thank you Sara, and yes on how to live our lives - with a positive outlook full of gratitude...and then let is spread - love that!

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