Friday, December 7, 2012

Rescued Child

 A   L   O   H   A  !
Red Ti

  If you rescued a child,
an orphan,
living on the street.

Would you do so
in order for the child
to be your servant?

Would you put the child
to work?

 If they were not 'productive'
would you send them back
to the street?

Of course the child
is valuable as a person,
a soul - 
not merely as
a producer.

Why do we judge
ourselves SO harshly?

We whip ourselves,
we shame ourselves-
but YOU & I
are destitute children,
renewed every day
by Unfathomable Kindness.

none of our treasures
are 'earned'
though we work;
How we work!

 You are the child
in your own care-
just give  
the same care
you would give
a street child
sleeping on your
couch !

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Thanks for visiting!
                            Warmly, cloudia


Stefano Davanzo said...

nice words, nice thought

Have a great W.E.



The Elephant's Child said...

What a thought provoking post. It is true that I, like so many others, am harder on myself than on anyone else. Thanks Cloudia, I will try and be kinder.

rupam sarma said...

Nice post. Have a nice weekend.

the walking man said...

A nap sounds pretty good, but later maybe, I have work to do.

DeniseinVA said...

A good reminder to be a little kinder to ourselves. Thanks Cloudia. Have a great weekend!

A said...

Very interesting Cloudia.

Brian Miller said...

oh dang...nice story and teaching in it as us something to chew on for the day....happy friday

aloha from va

Charles Gramlich said...

Hmmm, I whip up on myself pretty good at times.

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful words, Cloudia! And your photos are wonderful.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So true Cloudia, we are harder on ourselves than anyone! We need to love ourselves more.

Teresa said...

This post is profound. Thanks for the lesson.

TexWisGirl said...

good advice. :)


What a peaceful and beautiful message, Cloudia. We are our own worst enemy sometimes! A very needed reminder. Hope you've a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Yep, taking my sniffles back to bed. (Yep, got my flu shot.)
71 years since Pearl Harbor; through history, it doesn't seem so long ago. Peace for the Islands.

Windsmoke. said...

A very profound and thought provoking post indeed.

Magia da Inês said...

Fotos muito alegres!!!!
Bom fim de semana!

Linda said...

Nice. Sending you Christmas wishes.

SandyCarlson said...

You do it every time. This is wonderful and necessary. We sure do beat ourselves up. For nothing. What if we smiled and looked up every time we felt inadequate?

Cloudia said...

Each of you
has humbled me today -

and i LIKE it! LOL

Aloha to YOU from Waikiki
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Kay said...

I'll try, Cloudia. It's good to remember.