What is My Truth Today...WIMTT?
Teaching the recognition of love...
I have been thinking about the quiet kinds of love that empower individuals to connect and share. It is the type of love that makes us want to reach out to the people of Haiti to help and comfort. It is the sort that binds us all together -- we become a universal family, metamorphosing into a far more selfless expression.
How far can that expression of love reach? Is it what causes someone to be kind to the waitress when the chef didn't get the order right? Or, is it what causes one to act -- mow the lawn for the neighbor who can no longer afford the gardener? Is it what has us shaking our heads when we read about the conditions of calamity, disaster, disorder, chaos and desperation prevelant in the media -- to feel that thump in our hearts? Is it what calls upon us to say a kind word to uplift the checker at the store, who seems so tired and deflated? Is it what causes the hairdresser to have the courage to ask her client sporting yet another bruise, "Is there anything I can do to help you?" Is it what prompts a person to ask the shivering homeless man, "Will you be right here for a few minutes, and if you wouldn't mind, can I go get you a coat?"
I want to share with you this thought...teach everyone around you by your actions how to ask themselves, "What can I do to make someone's experience a little happier?"