It seems that here lately I have begun using lovely, descriptive phrases to try and convey my ideas.
I told someone last night that what they were doing was like working a puzzle. Being made of many pieces, if one is missing the puzzle is incomplete. Finding that one piece and putting it in place, completes the puzzle. We are all also pieces of a puzzle. Separate we may be pretty, but it is when we are all joined together that the full picture is revealed. Complete, the beauty shows.
A park is made up of many parts. Trees, flowers, paths, benches, wild life. Each play their part in creating the whole. It would work without one or the other, but it wouldn’t truly be the same. Something would be missing.
Families are made up of grandparents, parents, children. Relatives that spread outward from the central core. I know that without this person or that, it doesn’t stop it from being a family. A family can be one parent and children, that is still family. In a family, there is love, support, encouragement, discipline, responsibility. When one part is missing, it may work, but it is not the same.
While there are many definitions of chain, a chain of stores, a chain used by engineers to measure, the chain where products go from beginning to end process, and of course more.
What I am thinking about, is the chain of life.
Each individual a link in the chain. Each one with their own importance.
An idea that connects one thought to another.An emotion that compliments those on either side.A positive, needed, required addition to the chain. Being the proper link, adds to the strength of the chain. We increase its length, growing it to reach out to more, drawing them into the structure and importance. A chain of life that reaches out to humanity that shows the strength to be had. When accepting position. When realizing importance of who we are, what we are about.A broken link, breaks the chain. Strength and purpose is lost. Division among us, breaks those links.
Breakage can be caused by being pulled apart. Stretched beyond known limits.
Rust, will erode the strength and integrity of the links, breaking them eventually.
Tools, can severe the links.
Evil used against mankind, often by mankind, causing the weakening, bringing about the breaking. Happening when we aren’t paying attention. Happening when we seek the things we shouldn’t. We are better, when we are one.
When we reach out and join hands, minds, and hearts with each other, we become that chain. When we together seek the better, we are that chain. When we together, reach out to encourage and lift up those around us, we become that chain. When we understand there are difference, but those difference, like the separate links, are each important. To understand that different appearances, are only outside coverings, is essential. It is the heart that is important.
When we find strength in our selves, in those around us, in our faith, we become stronger. We become more human to each other.