Love, a beautiful treasure
The good and the bad
Well, I watched a short yet beautiful video a friend sent to me the other evening. And it was truly something out of the ordinary (see it below.) Uplifting and simple and thought provoking. It was acts of kindness set to touching music. It brought happy tears to my eyes. It stimulated my mind and excited my spirit against the run of the mill news of the day.
Something that made me think there might still be hope left in this world.
Our hope lies in the pages of the Bible. A new world is in the making, we can't see it physically, but we can spiritually, it's our Father's plans, hopes and dreams. That world is bright and real and it's on its way. But what about the here and now? How about everything our once innocent eyes have seen and all our once innocent ears have heard - it's everywhere and so frequent we've gotten a bit used to it entering our minds like dirty smoke and smog as we watch TV or read the news and gets lodged somewhere in our minds. We've managed to get past our first gut reactions and our minds have grown accustomed to the fact that it's out there, it's real, it's ugly...but it's not accepted. Or is it?
Random acts of kindness
What are we? Just people. Or maybe there is something special about humankind. Why do we know what we know? Or enjoy what we enjoy in life that is truly good...fine arts, clothing, music, culture, friends and family. Cute cuddly little animal friends. And time together eating, dancing, laughing, playing.
Why DO we dislike each other? Why can't we love everyone? We're all different. And that's part of the answer. But still, we're all the same. Our hearts beat the same rich red blood.
Respect and simplicity, being humble instead of proud. Is it that hard to give a little..just a little would be a nice start. Showing someone else we care instead of worrying about how we look to others. Letting your friend have his way instead of you having yours. It can be done. I'm not saying it's easy, I'm just saying it can be done. But it takes work. And that's also part of the answer. It's easier to not work or try or care or help or smile or give just a little. It may be easier, but it's not better. And easier won't change the world. It takes work. Courage. Kindness. Love. And love ain't easy. True love takes work.
It takes making right choices every day. Good choices you can be happy with and proud of at the end of the day. And at the end of your life.
It can be done. It is worth it. It brings happiness. Friends. Good times. Peace of mind. Accomplishment. Success. Unity. Satisfaction. A reason for living!
And it starts...
...with choices that turn into decisions that turn into kindness that turn into acts of giving that turn into...
MAY THE WORLD GO ROUND IN LOVE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.
IT REALLY IS TRUE...ALL WE NEED IS LOVE.