You, the Unbreakable Water

Me: Hey God.


God: Hey John.


Me: I'm about to break.


God: Why do you think that is?


Me: Because life just keeps getting harder.


God: Then you need to become softer.


Me: Huh?


God: Here is the thing:


glass is hard

but it can shatter

easily when dropped


rock is hard

but it can be broken

quickly with a drill


gold is hard

but it can be melted

in a blazing fire


don't be so hard

that you break down so easily.


be soft

like wet clay

in the hands of a potter


be soft like

river water

in the summer


be soft like

the breeze through

a row of tall pines


all of those things

survive no matter what

happens to them


they endure because

they haven't built their

existence out of hard

materials


be soft with other people


don't break them

with your words

and don't let them

break you with theirs


be soft with yourself

your heart is more cotton

than iron


your soul is wrapped

in the softest of fabrics

for a reason


the softer you become

the more you understand

how precious all life is


be more of cotton

then you are of concrete


~ love isn't cold granite

love is shapeless


love is like ocean water

gently passing through your toes


in a world where the hardness of diamonds

helps determine its worth


don't become one yourself


become so soft

that nothing can

break you



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