Reflections about Being Human

Carol A. Hand

Make the most of each moment while you are here

Observe life intently with an artist’s eye, listen deeply with a poet’s ear

Contemplate life with an empath’s heart, engage life with a compassionate mind

Live your life humbly, simply, remembering to be kind

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Lake Superior Dreaming

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Speak your truth when you must

urged by an inner power you’ve learned to trust

sometimes gently with the voice of a singer in a choir

and other times, boldly, with a spirit on fire

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Forgive yourself for the moments you squander

when emotions or daydreams cause your focus to wander

It’s what often reminds you how human you are

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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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32 Responses to Reflections about Being Human

  1. Pure greatness, Carol!!! 🙂 ❤

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  2. karenjw5 says:

    Thank you for this, and for all your beautiful posts. You have such a good way with words, always inspiring and encouraging.

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  3. feralc4t says:

    Sound advice 🙂

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  4. Beautiful Carol. This is a lesson well versed. We are all human but do we all appreciate humanity. We choose each day.

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  5. JT says:

    Lovely words Carol. The line about forgiving oneself for the moments we squander resonates particularly with me. Mainly because I feel guilty when I’m relaxing but I know being a workaholic is not healthy either! Oh humanity, such a delicate balance is needed. Keep writing! 🙂

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  6. thejuicenut says:

    This is beautiful, and a keeper! 💜

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  7. sue says:

    beautiful. thank you.

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  8. Beautiful poem and message, Carol. Have a lovely, peaceful week.

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  9. Wise advice, Carol. I’ve found humility, simplicity, empathy, and passion a great recipe for a meaningful life.

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  10. Beautiful! Sharing… 🙂

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  11. victorialise says:

    Wonderful reminder! Thank you!

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  12. What is life about?

    Years have seemed to pass like seconds. A familiar face in the market has brought back all the nostalgia and memories. Days turn into nights and weekends turn to weekdays and we work on and on , like machines , grinding against the noise , to support ourselves and the ones we hold dear. But have we ever stopped for a single minute, to not do anything, to just breathe , to just be?  The years have taught us a great many lessons , we have laughed , we have cried , we have feared , we have felt joy , sadness ,anger ,betrayal and loss , euphoria , madness , relief , jealousy and every other emotion on a spectrum . We have traveled , met people, felt lonely , connected with people and the internet , listened to people, listened to songs, got a new haircut , read things , wrote things and talked. But ever have we introspected ourselves, our emotional growth and our soul’s whispers? Have we ever really asked ourselves what is it that we really want , what is it that we are here for? Have we ever told ourselves that life isn’t about materialistic things and cars and jewellery, technological devices and watches ,rather,Its about making people smile , being there for others and for ourselves. Its about dancing in the rain , counting the clouds with a six year old. Its about long walks and late night talks. Its about the people we meet and connect with. Its about helping and being a shoulder to cry on. Life is all about the summer and the sweet smell of it. 

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