Feb. 4, 2022

I TREASURE MY ROCKS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

 

 

I TALK TO THE TREES, THE BIRDS, AND THE ROCKS.  IN FACT—I TALK WITH ALL OF NATURE-- AND SOMETIMES-- THEY TALK BACK.

Cubby and I saw him several days ago when we were walking along the Spillway Trail. I stopped to meet him, realizing from his appearance--he'd experienced a “rocky” road for most of his life.  Then, looking around, I made a mental note where to find him in the future.

Yesterday was especially chilly and damp so we visited the trail for only a short walk. I wasn’t surprised that we were the only ones around-- for miles.  Then I remembered my new, little friend.  He was in the same spot where I’d last seen him but this time I knew I couldn’t leave him. He seemed so alone, so vulnerable, and so “overlooked.”

Sometimes, especially when you look “different”--in a scraggly-unbalanced-kind-of-way-- people avoid you. It’s easy to be loved when you have the perfect heart-shaped face or have been blessed with classic and beautiful features.   Too often, people turn away when your eyes don’t match, or your nose is smashed-looking, or you have a crooked smile.

I knew from the very- first look--my little friend had a heart.  In fact, when you look real close, you see that his lips curve in a heart-shaped design.  Forget that he apparently suffered a displaced jaw in his formative years and, perhaps, had some skin issues but--not even one of us is perfect.

Cubby and I took him home, carefully bathed him, then snuggled him in a soft washcloth until he was dry and looked--seriously happy. He is now a "rock-solid" part of our family and-- like the rest of us-- he will never be alone, again.

I’ve spent some of my happiest times outside-- searching for and studying the wonders of Nature—and enjoying the amazing and memorable beauty around me. Don’t tell me that a special-needs Rock doesn’t matter. Everything in Nature--- matters.

Like the Trees, the Sunsets, the Bushes, and the Water-- all things big or small are priceless elements of the Earth.  What makes me so sure?  Because-- Everything in Nature was designed and made by God. And-- In My Opinion-- God doesn’t make mistakes,

"All things bright and beautiful, All Creatures Great and Small.  All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All."