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,
They knew there was a plan,
They just had to trust it.
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.
Thanks for sharing...so much is on our hearts right now, and your words touched mine. My heart is so heavy :(ReplyDelete
Beautiful Kim! Well said. I find it incredible how mother nature adapts and absorbs all things.ReplyDelete
Thanks KC, Mother Nature is pretty amazing and has so many lessons for us, we just need to listen.Delete
Thank you for this very touching post, Kim. What you say rings so true. It has brought tears to my eyes.ReplyDelete
Thank you Renee.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Thank you Tiffany. I knew you would agree with those words :)Delete
Well said, Kim...very well said.ReplyDelete
Thank you Meryl :)Delete
Absolutely beautiful - very well written.ReplyDelete
So true, very true!ReplyDelete
thank you for these well expressed words!
My pleasure :)Delete
"Common ground was found and they grew, together." Yes! This was beautiful, and so very true. Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you :)Delete
Straight from the heart....well felt and said.ReplyDelete
Thank you Melissa.Delete
wonderful post, thanksReplyDelete
what a fantastic symbol of unity.ReplyDelete
Thank you Monica :)Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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!Delete