Monday, December 28, 2009

A fine line….

Sometimes I wonder what the difference is between people who tweet their haiku and the people who shout the same sort of things while pushing their shopping cart full of cans through crowded sidewalks….

Then I remember……a roof, heat, running water, enough food and other people who care about them.

In this time of giving remember to give of yourself; even if it's only a smile.

Sometimes the only gift needed is acknowledgement of another's humanity.


 

5 comments:

lindacassidylewis said...

And you are a big giver, Karen, no doubt!

Michelle said...

too true...

judy said...

That's a lovely, startling realization, Karen. I'm grateful I can "tweet my haiku." Thank you for reminding that I should be grateful for that. Big love to you.

Lauren C said...

I once read a lovely Swedish aphorism (well, claimed to be Swedish... not that it matters) that said, "In every man there is a king - speak to the king, and he will come forth." Sometimes it's difficult to look past a person's exterior and recognize their humanity, but you're right, it can be the most powerful gift...

...that said, I'm still amused by tweeted-haiku being described as crazy rantings. lol.

estrella05azul said...

So true and sad, even having a roof over their head is something of a luxury for many people...