I complained about pain in my body from Lyme disease, and then I told myself to be quiet.
I quieted my heart and mind. I heard the truth so plainly like an old song floating through the air like a bird on a journey to a safer place.
What the world needs now, is love, sweet love. It's the only thing that there's just too little of...
The truth is, so many people are suffering in this world today, and who am I to compare pains?
I've never lost a loved one and everything I own in a flood or an earthquake.
There's such tremendous loss today in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and several other islands. Mexico has been hit with a devastating earthquake. Not to mention the daily sufferings of those in third world countries. Then we have a madman from Korea who wants to kill us all and rule the world.
We've got world leaders intent on killing their own people, poverty on such deep levels- like most of us will never experience. Poverty that makes our worst financial situation in the USA look like we're millionaires to the suffering that is such a stark reality for them. Those out-of-the-way places where children are literally starving.
We've got earthquakes, floods, famine, disease, wars, and rumors of wars. We've got racism and misunderstandings. Gossip, spite, hatred, jealousy, and petty feuds. There's (stupid) division over political stuff that in the grand scheme of things doesn't amount to beans. We've got marriages breaking up and friendships breaking down. Indifference is growing in our world like a weed, and somewhere along the line, so much love has...
Simply. Grown. Cold.
Maybe the atmosphere is howling out such a desperate cry and the earth is trembling with hard devastation because it just can't take it anymore- the lack of love here, I mean.
What then, shall we do?
Can we turn it around? Do you believe that one act of loving kindness can have a domino effect? Maybe, together, we can make a difference. Can we reignite a little glimmer of hope by caring for one another? I believe we can. Together.
Take a chance and reach out. Talk to your neighbor. Instead of asking what you can do for someone who is hurting, just do something. Be bold. Show up with dinner, a batch of cookies, a case of water. Mow someone's lawn. Invite the widow or widower over. Set an extra plate for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner and fill that place with someone who has no one.
I know a girl named Becky who, when she cooks a great big meal, posts an invitation on Facebook for anyone close by who wants to stop in. I swear she'd feed the whole town if she could. Let's be like Becky and love that big.
You can heal me! I can heal you! It's done by waking up in the morning and asking yourself What can I do today to make this world a better place? Then, doing that very thing. Rather than merely having good intentions, get out there and DO something!
Just think. What would happen if everyone did this? That glimmer of hope would burn like a bonfire!
You don't have to have big money to make a big impact for better in this world. You just have to have big love. When people help one another, despair is relieved and comfort is found even among strangers.
I know you have a heart like that. Loving like that will heal you, and it will heal someone else, too.
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