It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Chapter 12, Page 15, Book 16

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. 

Swedish Proverb 

The Weight Of A Snowflake- A Christmas Parable

Tell me the weight of a snowflake, a sparrow asked a wild dove.

Nothing more than nothing, was the answer.

In that case I must tell a marvelous story, the sparrow said. I sat on a branch of a fir tree, close to its trunk, when it began to snow, not heavily, not a giant blizzard, no, just like in a dream, without any violence. Since I didn't have anything better to do, I counted the snowflakes settling on the twigs and needles of my branch. Their number was exactly 3,741,952. When the next snowflake dropped onto the branch - nothing more than nothing, as you say - the branch broke off.

Having said that, the sparrow flew away. The dove thought about the story for a while and finally said to herself:

Perhaps there is only one voice lacking for peace to come in our world.

Whenever you think your contributions, acts of charity, work for justice, gifts of love, or your talents are nothing, or are small in comparison to those of others, remember that when one is added to another, and then to another, great things can happen---from nothing more than nothing.

And so it is with JOY, sharing doubles it!

All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin. 

Lord Byron 

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 


betty said...

So true we think our little things we do don't matter, but in the long scope of things, they really do!


jack69 said...

A true parable/story. logic proves that 'every little bit helps or hurts', we just want our little bit to HELP bring joy to the world.
Good'un, as my GGrandpa would say.

peggy said...

That is such a nice story.

Mevely317 said...

That's such a touching story! Thank you for sharing it - and these wonderful snowy scenes with us today!


A wonderful story indeed. LOVE it. NOTHING is something for sure.

Rick Watson said...

It is something or.