Reflections on a Rainy Morning

Carol A. Hand

We’re approaching summer solstice. At least here in the northern hemisphere, daylight hours will begin diminishing as they increase in the southern hemisphere – the yin and yang, give and take, of life on this planet we share. Time is so short, yet I wonder how many years I have missed spending time with a child – helping her learn how to plant flowers, listening to her read out loud, and watching her delight in the beauty of life.

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Photo: My Daughter and Me – Duluth – June 12, 2015

I’m grateful that life has given me the opportunity to experience these wonders once again.

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Photo: My Granddaughter and Me – June 12, 2015

This morning, I’m reminded of something Jiddu Krishnamurti said.

You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.

I’ve learned that to learn, raise children and plant gardens, you need to be prepared to work hard with no guarantees. The task of caring lovingly for others and one’s surroundings is a sacred responsibility without any certainty of personal rewards. It is living with love that matters. The miracles of life show themselves in their own time, in their own ways, if we’re patient and attentive.

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Photo: My Granddaughter and Me – June 12, 2015

May your solstice and life be blessed with opportunities to express love and experience miracles.

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23 thoughts on “Reflections on a Rainy Morning”

  1. I love how green your home looks, Carol. I have often thought of how we miss so many things in life because we’re all so busy making a living. Your family is fortunate to be partakers of your wisdom and compassion for others.

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  2. Thank you for this, dear Carol. “The task of caring lovingly for others and one’s surroundings is a sacred responsibility without any certainty of personal rewards.” A wonderful reminder and I love the quote from Jiddu Krishnamurti. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and many blessings! Barbara

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