Saturday, December 15, 2012
We all could use a little more love-so why aren't we giving more away? Who doesn't love love? It's free, wonderful to receive and fun to give away... So why are we so stingy with it?
I don't understand, and yet I am just as guilty as the next person. I push people away, bark when even the littlest thing annoys me, get frustrated with changes of plans, furious when I fail... the list goes on and on but why? What good does it do? What does it change? nothing.
Love's the only house big enough for all the pain in the world. It's so true - there are only two things in life that are certain, death and taxes - and well, I don't really know enough about taxes to write about them, so let's just look at the first. It's no secret we will all die at some point, some think it's just a matter of days until the end of the world, some assume they'll live to 100, others just don't want to think about it... but regardless - at some point everyone will die. (Encouraging blog post huh?) Well, what I'm trying to get at is this... We all know things of this world will not last forever, so why are we so fixated on this world as if it is our eternity?
I fall into this temptation too, but we need to snap out of it. Money, possessions, fame, power, even our body will one day fade away... (this is not saying go neglect your body with a pint of ice cream!) But these things are only temporary... in fact-in the scope of eternity, they seem nearly pointless. What does matter... what will get us somewhere... what will truly bring peace and pleasure and pardon... LOVE.
Think what would happen to this world if everyone would follow the Golden Rule? Wouldn't that be amazing? No one worrying about safety, no crime, no jealousy, hatred, deceit? A beautiful thought... wait-I think I just described Heaven... :)
I realize this world is destined from the beginning of time to not be perfect. It's chaotic, full of sin and pain. But can't we at least try to minimize that as best we can? It's a long shot-but if we all work together things can and will change!
So can we just all try to love a little more and frown a little less - I'm willing to give it a shot if you are! I think with all the recent happenings, and seeing as how it is the time of year of joy and goodwill towards man, it wouldn't hurt to just give it a go! So who's with me?! Let's start a LOVE revolution!
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."