Tuesday, December 15, 2009

...lean on me

Hi. We walked while it was still dark out this morning and weren't the only ones. It's hard to have a conversation with three leashes in hand and barking dogs, but I try to make the time anyway. It isn't all about me and the dogs. Sometimes people, even tertiary relationships need an ear. In a world full of people some can still feel alone. You can see it in their eyes if it's light enough out, or if you have enough light. I'm not saying to adopt everyone that you run into; that simply isn't wise. A wave, a nod of the head or a simple gesture of kindness goes a long way. We don't have enough time to walk a mile in every one's shoes that we encounter, and nodding our heads at everyone may cause some to think that you are suffering from a neurological disorder. Keep it simple, keep your eyes open and keep the light on. If a friend or family member is going through a hard time, take the time to really listen and think about what you and they are saying. People sometimes need to lean on you. Sometimes you need to lean on someone. Find the time and strength please. We are all human. On this day in 2001, the Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean. Have a lovely day, and do your best to be a strong lean-ee. Tomorrow you may be the lean-er.
Shown today are 'Canary Yellow Ceramic Bottles.' When you are finished with one, you can always put a lid on it.
"I'll lean on you and you lean on me and we'll be okay." Dave Matthews