When we tread on this earth, we should walk softly.
Talk softly. Think softly. Takes time, patience and sometimes careful calculation.
I mess up often …
Easy to be harder, harsher, gruffer – dismissive, irreverent or uncaring. So easily done.
Feels good, albeit briefly. Temporarily feeling stronger, clearer, in charge. In control. Fleetingly.
Dissolved in a thrice by soft words or soft touch from a warm handed kind hearted person of any age – as if to hold mirrors toward us, reflection saying, “you don’t want to be that way, do you?”.
Anybody got a mirror?
But finding that warm handed kind hearted person, that’s a rarer find.
But here’s da ’ting ’bout dat … it’s more smiles and tips and kindness from another – it’s using them, and I mean that in the kindest sense of the term ‘using them’, and them using the mirror to show us we have all of that inside us. We don’t have to shop for it. We’ve had it all along. We just covered it up with stuff like an old trunk in an attic somewhere, gathering dust. Not lost, just been out of sight too long. Some recent events have caused me to dust mine off. I recommend it. Feels great. Doesn’t make me taller, but I feel like I’m standing straight. Doesn’t make me younger, but I feel more lively.
Maybe I’m turning over a new leaf …
What we all need is not something external – we have all we need.
It’s all inside, factory installed. Some upgrades along our way.
Hi Mark. One of my favourite quotes is Kierkegaard’s, “The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you'll never have.” The good news is, we humans seem to be hardwired to regret very little, at least in the long run. If you ask older people what regrets they have, the list is generally very short, and it’s usually about things they didn’t do, rather than things they did. So that brings us full circle, back to why we should say yes! ;-), DAB, Edmonton, AB