"Different Seasons: Twelve Months of Wisdom and Inspiration"

Cindy Riley
By Cindy Riley Latest Reply 2011-08-10 22:16:10 -0500
Started 2008-05-17 03:23:49 -0500

t is in the shelter of each other that the people live.
-Irish proverb

From "Different Seasons: Twelve Months of Wisdom and Inspiration"

Some years ago a telephone operator in a small Cape Cod town received a daily call from a man who asked the exact time. This went on for many weeks. Finally the operator asked the caller why he called every day requesting the right time. 'Because,' responded the caller, 'I am the man responsible for blowing the whistle at noon each day.'

'Well, that's mighty odd,' the operator replied, 'because every day, exactly at noon, I set my clock by your whistle.'

A simple story, but an accurate parable of life. We are dependent on one another, and each life has more far-reaching effect on others than is often ever realized."

Did any one ever think about how each person is Dependent on one another?


3 replies

Mickie G
Mickie G 2011-08-10 22:16:10 -0500 Report

I agree. I am enjoying the discussions and comments that are posted. It is nice to have somewhere finally to talk with people that don't just sympathize with me, they understand what I am going through, so they aren't pretending to be supportive, they are. It is beyond nice to be able to depend on a group of people! Thanks to all!!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-05-18 03:49:56 -0500 Report

This made me chuckle because it is so very true. We all depend on eachother more than we know. That is why it is so important to make sure we are living an example that you would want people to follow, because they will follow you, whether you know it or not. I am excited to be on this site and find out all the wonderful ways everyone here helps and inspires. I hope I can do the same too.