Tree of sorrows......
March 6, 2007 1:16am CST
This is a story of a village where once a year all the inhabitants write down their sorrows, their problems and difficulties from the last twelve months. They then pin their list on a special tree, the tree of sorrows, for a day where all the villagers can read them. At the end of the day each person has a choice to take home their experience of the past year or choose the experience of another villager. As the story goes they all choose to take back their own experience as that seems easier to bear than any of the others they have read. We have little idea of the problems of most other people, particularly those who seem to be sailing through life. Let's suspend our judgements, to know all is to forgive all. Our life is here to teach us and when we have learnt what we need we can move on. Others have their own path and their own struggles and may need a helping hand from us when we feel least able to reach out.
• United States
6 Mar 07
Thanks for sharing this. A physical manifestation of what we all could be doing in a mental way. I have learned that we all have a story. When we get outside of ourselves and open to another we have a wonderful chance to learn, share and support. The helping part is often the most overlooked part. There is always something that could be done when a person or family is hurting. If but only the offer of friendship and support. Thanks for sharing this will all of Mylot. I hope everyone gets a chance to see this.