Monday, April 2, 2007

A Lesson in Strength

Sometimes we can learn things in unlikely places or from unsuspecting people. Such is the case with my cottage mate Mary. Without even trying she has given me a lesson in strength. What makes this so interesting is that she is the most gentle person you would ever meet...but don't mess with her! I witnessed on several occasions her fortress boundaries and I just stood in awe. The great thing is that once the battle was over, it appeared as if there wasn't ever a storm. Not a single leaf was shaken from the great oak. And all the while her sweetness remained in tact.