Life Needs Tending
rick Sat, 03/03/2007 - 03:00
A recent posting in the Wall Street Journal a discussion on the resurgence of the City of Chicago has a quote from Russian writer, Vasily Grossman, “Man never understands that the cities he has built are not an integral part of Nature. If he wants to defend his culture from wolves and snowstorms, if he wants to save it from being strangled by weeds, he must keep his broom,spade, and rifle always at hand. If he goes to sleep, if he thinks about something else for a year or two, then everything is lost. The wolves come out of the forest, the thistles spread and everything is buried under dust and snow”
Considering this, I agree that Life needs Tending. In order for us to enjoy life and continue to grow in all aspects, we must not take for granted what we have in our families, relationships, workplace, or any other aspect of our life. A constant effort to not become complacent and a constant effort to tend to those daily chores that will keep your life a meaningful one is a must. One day, one week, one month,or one year at a time we must continue to put forth the effort to improve ourselves, our relationships, and the world we live in……….