Helping hands

Unexpected moments rise
helpless we watch
asking ourselves the questions
what is it we can do
to raise up the fallen.
Gently we cradle the lives
filling our hearts with peace to radiate
outwards in all directions
watching as the eyes meet ours
lighting a glow
of hope.
We do what we can when we can,
often feeling it’s never quite enough
but something is always better
than nothing in the end
and a helping hand
gives more than it takes.

*Yesterday on my last day at work I was standing at the door looking through the glass at the beautiful sky and glancing down, saw a dragon-fly upside down just laying there. I knew the next person who came in would hit it or step on it so I walked outside, grabbing a long brow item and let it grasp onto it (wasn’t sure if they bite or not) and I saw its wings covered in sticky webs and the same with its feet. I talked to it as I gently removed the webbing hindering it and it flew onto my arm. I nudged it off several times and it always came back and landed on me, staring at me with its big buggy eyes (the insect was almost 4 inches long…a huge beauty in brown). I kept laughing and finally got it to let go where it flew up and clung to one of our window clings, peeking at me from the outside. Perhaps it wanted me to come out again to play? I felt such a rush….just think if we could only do such small miracles for the people in the world and around us. I felt blessed. A nice end to my last day. Felt after that perhaps he was telling me it was better beyond the glass and I was doing the best thing for me by leaving. I hope so โค

28 thoughts on “Helping hands

  1. Ha, thanks E, it was a special little bug indeed…..glad I could be of service….hope he didn’t become bird chow or windshield fodder. Saw some today buzzing along over cars at the red light, smiled at them just in case๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’œ

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  2. yes, huge congratulations to you, and to that little creature whose tiny heart must have been pounding out of its spindly little chest! The universe is full of unmissed messages….and gifts galore. Thanks for the poem and the story–not sure which I most enjoyed. Probably the story….! this time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. It was….gentle good moments of peace and an overzealous happy insect….hubby said he bet it thought I was his mama๐Ÿ˜Š clingy little thing but made me smile๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  4. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œunexpected salvation…..oh how the heart flies after the fact…although in the moment feeling so small…afterwards feeling like a hero…priceless๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป thanks KE๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’š

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  5. I was trying to figure out how to take him home but then what? A contractor was painting the ground in the plaza….didn’t want him stuck in that. He was a cutie but when I left, he had flown off to join his friends I hope๐Ÿ˜Š happy Monday๐Ÿ˜Š hugs and love๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š


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