Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Love's power

How connected are you to those about whom you care? Do you wish for stronger or deeper connections? If so, what are you doing about it today? And how do you show care to those you barely know or don't know but with whom you interact each day?

We are told that our connections to other people—family, friends, colleagues and others—steer us toward better health. Those connections can mean longer life, we're told.

Love is powerful, isn't it? And we aren't just talking about a primary relationship or close friendship. We're talking about all sorts of relationships. Each one of us has multiple opportunities in any given day to show love to other people, whether it's the barrista who serves up our morning joe, the little child who got separated from his mother and needs your help, or the crabby cashier. Who can even estimate the power of that love and care? Just put it out there, knowing the world needs so much of it right now. Know, too, that when you show that love and compassion to someone you meet, the ripple effect will go well beyond anything you might imagine. And isn't that a lovely thought? Often, what you've put out into the world comes right back to you. Big time.

Surely that's worth doing each day, isn't it?

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