I also had a nice night last night. It was a late day, so I didn't arrive home til about 8 pm, grabbed a bite to eat, then went out to the backyard for awhile. It felt so good to be out there, close to nature, the crisp cool air on my face, rather than sitting on the sofa in front of the television. I enjoy going out there after dark...I always have. During the day, there is just so much going on in the backyards on either side of me that I just don't feel comfortable. But at night when the city quiets down as much as a city can, when everyone else is inside, well, that's my time to shine...and last night I took full advantage of it.
I'm very excited about something. I'm going to do something I haven't done since my youth. I am going to be in a march, a walk to end violence against women on May 16th. This is really an issue that is dear to me, and although I am not sure I can make it the full three miles, I'll be darned, I sure am going to give it a good try.
Hope you all enjoy the following as much as I did. Have a great weekend..
The Wise Woman
Sometimes it's not the wealth you have but what's inside you that Others need...
A wise woman, who was traveling in the mountains, found a precious stone in a stream. The next morning, she met another traveler, who was hungry.
The wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation.
The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime.
But, a few days later, he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.
"I've been thinking," he said, "I know how valuable this stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Please give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me this stone."