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    The Weight of Nothing

    Today my aunt , Jocelyn , called me to say she is being referred to 2 specialists. I truly feel the prayers of those here that prayed for her, made such a difference . In less than a week things have changed so much already. Such hope . It reminds me of a poem I read a long time ago called the Weight of Nothing. I don't think I have ever shared a poem before , but in these troubled times, I thought this might bring some hope and some encouragement.
    "The Weight of Nothing"
    "Tell me the weight of a snowflake, a coal mouse asked a wild dove.
    "Nothing more than nothing." was the answer.
    "In that case , I must tell you a marvelous story. " the coal mouse said.
    " I sat on the branch of a fir, close to it's trunk, when it began to snow- not heavily, not in a raging blizzard- no, just like in a dream, without any wound and with out any violence. Since I didn't have anything better to do , I counted the snowflakes settling on the twigs and needles in my branch. Their number was 3,714,952 . When the 3,714, 953rd snowflake dropped onto the branch, nothing more than nothing as you would say- the branch broke off.
    Having said that, the coal mouse flew away.
    The dove, since Noah's time, an authority on the matter, thought about the story for awhile, and finally said to herself...
    "Perhaps there is only one person's voice lacking for peace in the world. "

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    #2
    That was nice.

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    🌺 Lorie

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    • minipinlady
      minipinlady commented
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      I clicked save on your picture. I hope to print it and the poem off. I love cheerful things.

    #3
    I love your picture.

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    • Hulamoon
      Hulamoon commented
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      I wanted to see what one looked like and then there was the snow. 😊

    #4
    That is a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing.

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      #5
      Love your poem, thanks for sharing.

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        #6
        That was touching...thank you.
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        Scottie Mom Barb

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          #7
          that was nice
          Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
          Terry

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            #8
            Liked that. Thank you for sharing.

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              #9
              Very thought provoking. Thanks for taking the time to share your poem.
              No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
              Aesop

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                #10
                So very glad to hear the good news about Jocelyn! Thank you for the poem. It does give hope & encouragement during times like this.

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