a palliative client told me yesterday to imagine a giant tree trunk and call it faith and all of the branches that are straight and crooked and big and small and reaching towards north, south, east and west are all of the different religons and the millions of leaves on all of the branches are people and the deep roots holding that tree strong and nourishing all of the leaves is god. for those that believe, belief is in the unseen root of the tree.
and that is why i love my job... people are amazing to me.
we are all on the same journey..for some it is longer or shorter but the end is the same....we are eventually going to the very same and final place, the very last moment of our life on earth days.
what comes after?
none of us knows...could be nothing or everything.
but we do know that we do have today and we can hold precious and take very good care of right now. and that is a choice we can make..just to live every day well.
and this is why i love rescue..the animals continually amaze me too. they come here old, sick and betrayed. we give them kindness, patience...some meds, good food, clean beds, toys to play with and they will find some joy in their day.
if we choose to, we all can feel joyful today.