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Ponderings: Real Love
All the little boys and girls living in this crazy world; all they really needed from you is maybe some love.— John Lennon
Precious Children Who are Loved
What If ...or Should I say "Imagine"
I was recently inspired after hearing my favorite version of the song "Real Love" by John Lennon in the video below. The lyrics that always cause a pang in my heart are the lines in the above quote from the song. Then, of course, my new grandson Charlie was born on December 28, which really increased my pondering about real love.
John's song really has me pondering about all the little boys and girls in this world, and the power of real love. What if every child born into this crazy world was shown real love from the moment of birth? Would the world be a different place?
My Favorite Version of Real Love by John Lennon
Children need to Know You Love Them
In thinking of my new precious grandson Charlie, and how much he is already loved and blessed to have a big brother and two big sisters who already dote on him and tenderly show their affection for him, fills my heart with much love. Of course there are all the grandparents and his loving parents in his life too. What a blessed child!
Then, my thoughts turn to all the children in the world who do not know of such love and don't even know of a loving touch from another human being. The thought of a child being harmed or neglected in this world has always affected me profoundly and I literally cannot stand the thought of it. However, it is an ugly reality in this world. But what if we could change that reality? Maybe I am a dreamer like John Lennon?
A Loving Touch has the Power to Sustain Life
Do you know that newborns are not placed in orphanages because of the high rate of death due to the sheer lack of being held and nuzzled enough to keep them alive! Even if a child receives proper nutrition, but not held enough over long periods of time, and knows not of the loving human touch, he or she can die. That is how powerful the human touch is ...a loving human touch.
Landon Loves being a Big Brother
Thank You for Taking Time to Take the Poll
Do you believe that most of the evil in this world could be eradicated if all children were shown real love from the moment of birth?
Lily Loves her Babies
Lily, her older sister and their daddy, my son, had to come live with us when Lily was only three months old due to no fault of their own. They lived with us for 18 months.
I remember rocking Lily to sleep and softly stroking her face and singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" or "Angels We Have Heard on High" to her. Today, I get a big lump in my throat when I see and hear Lily rocking her babies and gently stroking the sides of their faces and singing one of those songs to them.
Lily still requests that I sing the "Angel" song or the "Rainbow" song to her when I tuck her into bed when she comes for a visit. It doesn't even have to be Christmas to sing the "Angel" song. She loves that song. When she was one year old, she could sing the "Angel" song herself, even the "Gloria in excelsis Deo" part. She also requests that I gently stroke the side of her face with my fingers while singing those songs.
I Wonder What Their Daddy was Telling Them?
Just How Powerful is Real Love?
A new study says that warm, fuzzy feeling is more than just skin deep. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley believe that this loving feeling could have reparative, anti-aging benefits.
What is this beautiful child's secret to be able to forgive ISIS? Watch the next video after this one if you want to know her secret.
Please take the time to answer the poll
How do you think this little girl is able to forgive ISIS and continue to have love in her heart?
Lily is Loved by Her Friends
Only the Loving Sound of Scarlett's Daddy's Voice Calmed Her
The nurses told us that when Scarlett started fretting in the NICU, only the sound of her daddy's voice calmed her. I can see the love in my son's eyes for his first newborn daughter. I know she could feel his love for her.
Is Your Home and Heart Filled with Love?
Be a Volunteer Cuddler
If you don't have any babies or children in your life to love on and cuddle, there are so many hospitals in need of volunteers to simply cuddle, rock, coo, sing to and talk to babies who are born premature when their parents can't be there 100 percent of time, or babies who are born to drug addicted mothers and are in withdrawal or who simply must stay in the hospital a lot longer than normal. All of these babies need your cuddles.
If you are retired, what a great way to spend a couple hours a couple days of the week! Or even if you are not retired, if you have a couple hours on the weekends, what a blessing you will receive cuddling these babies. You may just change the life of a child for the better.
So, no excuses. Go ahead and get out there and spread some real love in this world!
© Faith Reaper, February 14, 2016
Be sure to check out Sha's awesome book review!
- IMAGINE THIS Growing up with my brother John Lennon – a Book Review
John Lennon is a musical icon who spread messages of love and peace throughout his career. But there was turmoil in his life from early on. This book gives us an insight into John Lennon, the person.