These words arrived in me after a meeting with a friend. These words are for you or anyone you know who might feel that they are not ‘achieving’ anything of great importance in this world. I hope they reach you.
Eyes full of sadness and longing
you looked at me and said,
“I do not feel I have achieved
anything in this life
of which I can be proud.”
just minutes before
I had been witness to your attempts to rescue
a bumble bee
from a flight of stairs
we both concluded he was most surely passed away
you placed him by some water
A little pool full of hope
that maybe he would surprise us still
could you possibly want to achieve in life
than having a heart filled with the kind of love
that takes a bumble bee, dead, to water
and makes a wish that somehow
he will live?
God doesn’t ask you to be anything
He simply asks you to be
you already do that so beautifully.
Love and courage,