During this afternoon’s beach walk, I noticed footprints that attempted to crush each intact shell in their path. Remnants of shattered shells lay in the pattern this person had left behind. I wondered by someone would knowingly crush the whole shells, but then realized sometimes I do the same thing. I see people’s success or happiness and try to undercut it in my jealousy, resenting their achievements over mine. Why should they succeed, I wonder, when I have failed? Help me, Heavenly Father, to remember through Christ we are all one body. The success of my brothers or sisters is my success too; their share in my joy is equal. May I walk with you, Lord, careful not to crush the achievements and the happiness of others. May I tread alertly and lovingly all my days. Amen.