Like An Onion

19 Jul

You have probably heard the saying don’t judge a book by it’s cover for it is what’s inside that counts. An onion is a lot like that, there is more to it than what you see on the surface.

If you have ever peeled an onion, once you get around the tears from the scent given off, you find layer after layer of perfectly formed flesh. It is like that until you finally reach the center.

Living life is kind of like an onion. We start as a seed then every incident, good and bad, as we grow, adds a layer. Sometimes the layer is for our protection, sometimes its for joy. Life is full of joy and tears and we all have experienced some of each. The older we get, the more layers we add, our education, our beliefs, the good and bad. They are all formed around the seed we started with. I find this interesting. Every person starts with the seed, then as they grow and learn they add layer after layer continually until they are finally picked to go home.

This brings me to my point, like an onion there is more to a person than what is showing on the surface. As you peel back the surface of your friendship, relationship or whatever you learn that the person you are talking to has many sides, feeling and experiences. It is these experiences that make us all unique is some way from each other and I encourage you to take the time to get to know the person you are talking to.

My grandfather had a saying: Every bird has a song to sing, we must make the time to listen to it.

Isn’t that what life is all about?

Have a blessed day!

Ed

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