Offer your hand to those you come across who are stuck in their own personal sand traps, but do not point them in the direction you feel they must go, that has to be their decision. Only imply to them that they are never alone, and they will eventually find their way. When you get to where you are going and you look back, it is your own footprints you are going to want to see, not someone else's. The importance of your trials and tribulations is a gift to be beholden, for that is how you will learn whom you truly are.
Copyright © 2005 Diane Gresham
Submitted by Mark Sternberg --- North Carolina
This piece was written by my sister. She is an amazing writer that has a profound sense of humanity in her writing.