My friend, poet Jim Wilson posted this poem on his blog the other day. He gave me permission to post it here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
We walk this earth.
But a short time.
We resemble grasses;
Green in the spring,
Brown in the summer heat,
Withering in the winter wind.
Those who understand this
Put aside their useless quarrels.
The cosmos is unfathomably vast.
The human mind is very small.
An act of kindness is never wasted;
It is the gateway to the deathless and unborn,
It is the exultation of the heart.
--by Jim Wilson