Living for Yourself?
The rain doesn’t fall to nourish itself.
A river doesn’t drink its own water.
Plants don’t perceive any of the beauty they exude.
Flowers cannot smell the fragrance they release.
Fall leaves never see what color they turn.
A fruit tree never eats its own produce.
The sun doesn’t shine in order
to make itself warm or to help itself grow.
No food ever tastes its own flavor.
All of nature lives to give.
by Polly Castor