A Grain of Sand

A grain of sand…..just like any other…..living its existence alone….the wind blowing it about aimlessly….landing and spending its days without purpose….merely flowing about through time…but once it collects and gathers with others like itself….give it rain….water….it molds itself….pulls itself together with the others….and over time….through the rough weather and the heat of the sun….it hardens….becoming merely a stone….no longer able to blow with the wind….not wanting to….now living its existence in the comfort of its surroundings…..content to spend its time becoming even harder…..the elements of weather sometimes taking pieces of it….but it remains solid….until one day….

A stone carver happened upon the stone….picking it up in his hands…he saw something….something that maybe no other saw….something within it….he put it in his pocket with care….took it home….and with patience and time….the hard edges began to mold….with precision and love….its inner shape began to form….many hours he spent…polishing it….caring for it….and one day….he held it up and smiled….it was no longer a rock aging with time….alone outside….but now it shone….a brilliant shine….light reflecting off of its beauty…..its shape….now in the form of a small heart….and in seeing what he helped to form….he held it close to him….almost feeling it beat beneath his fingers….knowing it would stay with him for all time….

Maybe all of us in our lives at some point are like grains of sand…merely blowing in the wind with no purpose….

Or perhaps we find ourselves in a place like a stone….finding comfort in our stable surroundings….yet aging and surviving the elements of our lives…hardening ourselves as we do….

But what a wonder it is to be found….and loved…and letting ourselves open up to what is found in all of us….what can be formed with patience and time….a heart that shines in the light….

From a mere grain of sand……

I held a stone heart in my hand recently….it sparkled….felt cool and smooth in my fingers….I thought about the life of it….who spent the time creating it…..and then I looked at my friends…..and smiled….and my heart beat louder than ever…..and life….was good….beautiful….and I felt thankful….for something as simple….

as a grain of sand…..*smiles*

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16 thoughts on “A Grain of Sand

  1. virgin4life says:

    that’s so deep 🙂 i really loved it

  2. saffy says:

    “But what a wonder it is to be found….and loved…and letting ourselves open up to what is found in all of us….what can be formed with patience and time….a heart that shines in the light….”

    Tis a sight to behold indeed sweetness…~smiles~ xxx

  3. Samantha says:

    loved those same lines saffy posted..

    great read.

    thanks. =)

  4. Shadowplay says:

    What an incredible array of stages we seem to go through – hard, lost, alone, cherished, abandoned, fulfilled… your lovely analogy reminds me that life is not “supposed” to just be one way. When we get stuck on wanting to be a certain shape or color or composition, we suffer. Opening to the flow, we are deeply at rest. Appreciative of life exactly the way it is – enjoying the color and light of Now.

    Always so wondeful to visit here… 🙂

    • summerrain63 says:

      always so wonderful to see you visit here….and yea…I think I have been in all those stages….and I am sure there will be even more….and although sometimes I am afraid and doubt…seems only to become exciting as I go….thank you as always for stopping by…

  5. Jaymie says:

    found and loved, becoming something else….love it!

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  7. Terri says:

    So beautiful, what a way with words you have…Thank you fro sharing you talent of written word!

  8. tobeme says:

    This is beautiful! Thank-you for sharing.
    We are so much more that we appear to be with our hard outer shell.

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