Bitter winds of others words and actions can chill our souls if we allow it. It helps to decipher truth from opinion. And it’s always good to know who has our best interests in mind. Sometimes, we need to distance ourselves from toxic people.
We can become weighted down by expectations of others. We are pulled until we collapse with our fruits gathering and wasting away upon the ground. We can’t be every thing to everyone, so we must practice prioritizing. We need to learn to bend without breaking. Sometimes, it’s a matter of balance.
We can be involved in many things at once and simply become overwhelmed. We don’t want to disappoint anyone, so we try to do it all. We become lost in the crevices of life. Sometimes, we need to put our own welfare first.
“No man is an island.” We often wish to be an island, to separate ourselves from others. There are times we push those we love away, just because we don’t know how to accept what we need. We choose who we want to associate with, however we can’t always pick who are affected by our actions. We are but one ripple in the pond. Sometimes, we need to provide an access route to our island.
We wear and weather through time. We might fight or we might succumb to the elements. We can easily end up a tangled mess on the riverbank. And even then, we can be cleaned and polished into driftwood art. Sometimes, we have to realize our own worth and beauty in order for others to see it.
We might appear to aimlessly wander the banks of life. We might have our heads in the clouds and be totally misunderstood by those who know us. We might be looking for someone to stroll the shoreline with us. Sometimes, we have to reach out and take someone by the hand and share the experience.
We tend to put others needs and happiness above our own. We try to be the sunshine in their worlds. Givers can be selfless. It takes courage to demand time for ourselves. It takes energy to tend to our own needs and those of others. Sometimes, we also need the warm embrace of a smiling sun.
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