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the after-drought rain

Today, I hope

you have enough

food to be full;

water to slake your thirst;

shelter to stay both safe,

and neither too cold

nor too hot;

as well as love to fuel you,

and that, if you

have any left over,

you will share it

freely, choosing to

be the after-drought rain

that helps

life

grow

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  1. March 1, 2017 at 11:08 am

    poignant ❤

    • March 1, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Thanks. ❤ Had my little dude talking to me on the ride into work & thought about my hopes for him today before realizing … they’re for more than just him!

  2. March 1, 2017 at 11:12 am

    A lovely aspiration.
    Really lovely.
    On both literal and metaphorical levels I have been through too many droughts to do anything but welcome the rain.

  3. March 1, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Love this.

  4. March 1, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Oh this makes my heart break for those who don’t. Thank you for this beautiful reminder to always give, Deborah. Honestly one gets so wrapped up in their own lives and comfort that sparing a thought for others is like a will o the wisp – elusive! Beautiful sentiments, expressed so deeply ❤

    • March 4, 2017 at 6:21 am

      Thanks. As you’ve seen, I’ve spent the last several months fighting with the question of what I can and cannot change. The easiest thing for me to change, of course, is myself; so the answer to “what I can change” will depend not on what I write in a rage … but what I do as I go through my days here, and how I show love and share what I can with those around me. I will never not fret about people without food in their bellies or fridges (if they have fridges to begin with), and who’ve lost hope that things could ever be better, but fretting alone changes little, so I will do what I can … and take heart when I see that spark in others around me, offline and on. ♥

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