2/21/06

from a wise friend

sent to me and others on 09 Feb 2001...
In the harshness of the outside world,
in the confusion of my inner thoughts,
in the perils of my work,
there is no comfort to be found.

In the pain of my memories,
in the hurt of my past,
in the despair of my loneliness,
there is no comfort to be found.

In the depths of my depression,
in the wastefulness of my actions,
in the anger of my heart,
there is no comfort to be found.

In the eyes of my parents,
in the caring of my friends,
in the kindness of strangers,
comfort is found.

In the belief of God,
in the harmony of nature,
in the peacefulness of the night,
comfort is found.

In the joy of friendship,
in the love of the soul,
in the hope for tomorrow,
comfort is found.

- Don Shuler