We most often appreciate the collection;

And ignore the single components;

We admire the seashore;

And find the sand beneath our feet comforting;

But disregard the grain of sand in our shoe;

There’s nothing as refreshing as a glass of water;

But a drop is shaken off;

We enjoy the fruits;

 And throw away the seeds;

Forgetting that without seeds

There would be no more fruits;


Without one, 

There wouldn’t be a hundred;

As much as we applaud the yield;

Let’s appreciate what makes up the bigger picture;

As one grain of rice can’t be cooked and eaten;

But it takes one grain to produce countless other grains;

Let’s respect the parts of the whole;

No single grain is insignificant;

A drop of water may seem harmless;

But an ocean is no simple force to reckon with;

A force made up of countless ‘harmless’ drops of water;


See every day, every challenge;

Every person, every opportunity;

Every mistake, every counsel;

Every tease, every experience;

Every fear, every thought;

Every joy and pain

Every tear and laughter;

As grains not to be discounted;

But to be appreciated in its fullest capacity;

Because they make up what you are.


© Josephine Amoako 2016



6 Comments Add yours

  1. You write so eloquently, I love your post! Thank you so much.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Oh thank you, Susan! Appreciate the compliment. Thanks for reading ☺

      Liked by 1 person

  2. The part only finds its meaning when it is part of the whole.Tnx for sharing👏👍🏻

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Roland ☺


  3. It was beautiful. I shared it to my twitter feed. I look forward to reading through more of your creations 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Cassandra. Likewise. Happy Sunday!


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