This has been a very interesting week. A close associate’s wife passed away, and it has caused some reflection. Our organization has rallied around and it makes me so very honored to be associated with such wonderful people.
I thought a lot about the challenges of life, and the growth we do experience in life’s struggles. A friend sent me a story about a butterfly emerging from a cocoon, and how someone clipped the cocoon open to allow the butterfly to escape freely. The butterfly didn’t survive, because they require the struggle of getting out to live. The timing of all of this was uncanny, and I realized again that there is a purpose for the struggles, even though we might not realize it while we are in the midst of them.
And then, I looked at a picture from last week’s spring break when I’m holding my grand daughter. She is such a delight—-she is totally “unplugged” from the world—-well, correction, she is plugged in every three hours or so, but not to anything electronic! I thought about the joy she brings and is, and how she is so totally unaware of things such as death, recession, or the challenges of life that seem to engulf us. Kolea doesn’t know. How wonderful is that!
So perhaps we can take a moment to realize that in the grand scheme of things, sometimes not knowing, or associating with those who don’t know—-such as babies, nature, pets, etc… it’s a nice reminder that although we may never understand the entire meaning of life while we are in it, isn’t it wonderful to embrace the truth of just “not knowing”.