Compassion for a crying child comes
from the depth of our own childhood
where once, so long ago, we cried.
How profound, those feelings of shared
sorrow, loss, fear, anger and confusion,
that move us to give of ourselves when
understanding is our only motivation.
From the poverty of tears
we learn the richness of laughter.
From the scarcity of love
we learn the abundance of loving.
From the darkest clouds
we learn to bask in the warmth
of the brightest days.
From the destitution of spirit
we learn to polish the diamonds
in our souls.
May the love in your soul, embrace your heart
and fill your mind with the knowledge
that where you are today,
no matter how sad the emotion
or how difficult the situation,
is where you need to be.
Copyright © 1999 - Terri McPherson, Ontario, Canada
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