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Do we know how?

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Unity can be an illusive thing

We know what it is theoretically

But what does it mean in practice?

We know we must be loving

But are we always?

We have good intentions 

But sometimes we’re misunderstood

We want to creat harmony 

But by what means?

There is a lot of hurt in our communities

But does that justify hurting someone else’s feelings?

We are still so flawed and need to learn many things

But we are on our way to perfection and unity

We have to be very patient with one another on this way

Sometimes we will learn our lessons the hard way

Sometimes we need to forgive and forget

The human condition is a complicated one

We know what we must do

But do we know how always?

July 5th, 2021

Your heart

At the heart institute for treatment
But your heart is in perfect health
As loving as it can be
As patient as it can be
As joyful as it can be

No treatment needed for this compassionate heart
If anything we need to find how
Your heart became what it has become
Needless to say the trials of life have purified it
Needless to say prayer has burnished it

You may be in the heart institute for treatment
But your heart is in much better shape than ours…

Lida Berghuis
July 4th, 2015

Puppy dog eyes…

Puppy dog eyes
The look of adoration
That pleading look
The look of helplessness
Gentleness
Meekness
The look that says my happiness
Depends on you

Puppy dog eyes
Perfected by dogs
But equally as effective
For us humans
If used right

Puppy dog eyes
The look that says
I love you
I’ll be by your side
I’ll miss you when you’re gone
The look that says
I’ll give you comfort when you’re stressed
You can rub my tummy anytime you want
The look that says I’ll be your most loyal friend
All I need from you in return
Is a little love
My food on time
And my daily walk

Puppy dog eyes
Are not pushy or harsh
They are gentle and mild
Meek and kind
And that’s why it’s hard to say no
To puppy dog eyes…

Lida Berghuis
October 30th, 2013