I stepped out into the garden this morning to find it cloaked in mist.
I had wanted to capture the view from the kitchen window.
And instead I was captivated by spiders’ webs.
They were strung up all over the place. Some were just holding on by a thread.
Sometimes they linked one plant to another, making networks.
Sometimes helping a plant keep its head together.
I had to be careful not to break these fine threads as I stepped around the garden.
It made me step lightly, and move slowly.
It made me think about fragility.
How sometimes we are just holding it together,
We feel a bit lost, or alone.
We might find ourselves around others who feel like this, but who might not be able to say so.
We need to tread lightly,
Hold out a hand.
And help one another to just keep holding on.
We tend not to be good with fragility, especially our own. We’re all fragile at times. Fragility is part of being human. There are times to be strong, and times to accept our own fragility, and the fragility of others.
Kindness goes a long way, including kindness to ourselves.
Be your own best friend. Listen to what you need right now.
Give out a little kindness today.
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