“Love consists in sharing what one has and what one is with those one loves.” ~David Fleming, SJ
Warm and illuminating.
No mistake in feeling the light that fills our hearts.
While it does originate in the heart,
its warmth spreads through the body and results in a smile on your face.
You become grateful for all life offers
and extend your graciousness in action to others.
It becomes a snowball fight of kindness and generosity.
Don’t be afraid to throw the first snowball.
Let someone go ahead in the checkout line.
Offer to babysit for a friend.
Bake a cake or loaf of bread for a neighbor.
Have something you don’t need? Pass it on to someone who does.
Call or visit someone you haven’t seen in a while.
Send a card or flowers to someone far a way.
Loan a book. Invite someone to a movie.
Be a good friend. Be a helpful neighbor.
Most of all just be there; be available to others.
Get the ball rolling…give a hug, a smile, or a simple wave.
When it’s returned, savor the moment. Remember how good it feels.
Don’t hold your love inside; let it touch everyone you meet.
Living in the Gap
March 23, 2012 – Creepy Crawlies
I lift the rock, exposing the earth.Worms, grubs, and bugs scurry for cover. I uncover the ground stone by stone, continuing to disrupt nature previously hidden from my eyes. No sounds emerge from the creepy crawlies though the neighborhood is alive with the noise of lawn mowers, weed eaters, laughing kids, barking dogs, and tweeting birds. I feel a prick, like and insect bite, right above my glove. A red ant is scurrying around my wrist. I look down to see fire ants darting over the stone and swarming in the soil. I look closer to see the architecture of their tunnels through the ground of my flowerbed.