I love this picture! This is my husband, Danny, taking a walk with his Dad. This was back during the time when my father-in-law would take daily walks on the road by his northwest Tennessee home. It was also during the time when he would wear overalls all the time. Sweet memories!
Sometimes scenes catch my eye and I know I just have to take a picture to capture the moment. This was one of those times. So glad I did because the opportunity for my husband to take walks with his Dad are long gone. My father-in-law passed away a little over a year ago.
I love this picture because it speaks volumes to me. It speaks of the importance of spending time with loved ones. Doing something together, enjoying time together. We are so often so busy that we forget to take time out to just be with someone. And the thing of it is, there is no guarantee that person will always be there. Because they won’t. That’s just life.
This may sound too simple, but I really believe that much of the world’s problems would be solved if more people would grasp that…
- Each person is unique and comes with different views on life.
- Despite our differences, we can find common ground, we can walk together.
To find that common ground, people must focus on the things they do have in common. For the areas in which they disagree, they must agree to disagree.
When we focus on our differences, there will be conflict. Every. Time. But it is possible to agree to disagree. In some cases, this will be the only way we can maintain a relationship with someone. If that’s the way it is, so be it.
We must love, whether we agree on everything or not and do unto others as you would have them do unto you is still some of the best relational advice ever given.
I am very thankful for the people who have chosen to walk through life with me.
Who do you need to take a walk with today?
How can two walk together unless they be agreed?
—Amos 3:3 KJV