First, Happy Halloween, my favorite holiday of the year!! Thinking about Halloween & things related to it, got me thinking…….
Spiders are connected to our world through their intricate webs!!
Some can be irritating as you walk into one!! LOL!! I HATE that feeling of not being able to get the tickly web off my face!!
Some build their elaborate trap webs in the grass & you can only see the little “funnels” when the dew is on the grass in early morning!! I have repeatedly tried to take a picture of them, but they never show up in the pic…..no matter how easy they are to see!! Weird!!
Arachne, of Greek mythology, was turned into a spider for being a better weaver than Athena. Navajo Grandmother Spider was said to create the entire world from her silk.
We must remember that for all its beauty, the web costs the spider in energy & protein to make the silk itself ~ this is a reminder that to create anything, no matter how marvelous, there is an investment that must be made…..and we shouldn’t take that for granted.
Abandoned webs are said to have creative energies about them!! Spider webs remind me that everything in our world is connected in some way!! All of the energies swirling around us,….influencing us…..in ways we can’t even imagine!!
Even the smallest breeze affects the blades of grass….the leaves….the intricate threads of the web…..or us!!
In order for a tree to flourish, the roots must be strong to hold it upright & they must absorb the water & nutrients to feed the tree!! Then the sun hitting the leaves work with the chlorophyll in the leaves & the tree gives off oxygen…..our lives depend on that oxygen!!
I am awestruck by the multitude of connections we have with each other & nature & our World as a whole!! We can NEVER doubt that we have affected someone or something by our very existence…..let alone by what we purposely do during our life!!
I was a nurse & I remember individual patients that I know I made a significant difference in their lives & the lives of their families……and who knows what ripple effect that had!!
One Sunday at Church, my husband & I were discussing the fact that we didn’t feel we related well to the young people in the Church!! That they pretty much ignored anything we had to say!! One of the young people overheard us & two Sundays later, the young people did a “Thank You” tribute to the Seniors & adults in the Church!! They showed us just how much we affected them & their lives!! It was humbling & amazing!!
So many times we think no one even knows we exist, but that is SO not true!!
Just opening a door for someone….a kind word….a hello….any small interaction can have a HUGE effect in that person’s life!!
Just imagine how many people’s lives can be affected by what we say on here!!
I am reminded of the old adage…..Be careful of your words, you never know who is listening!!
I don’t know if anyone besides me needs to be reminded of this but I hope this post strikes a cord with you!! Please comment & let us know if you are connected!! Has there ever been someone in your life that affected you in a big way??
If you have any questions or concerns or suggestions, please comment below or send me an email at: Jaebyrd@jaebn.com!! I promise I will get back to you as quickly as I can!! I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on this!!
Thank you for being part of my world!!