All the exercises this week have been much more significant and needed this week. This has turned out to be a very historic week in American politics. And the outcome is not only felt within that great nation, but it is felt around the world.
I was disillusioned and heartbroken. How was I to explain this to my little guy, to my teenage stepdaughter that good does prevail? Then, as I read Mandino the words started to pop off the page “…only the unseen power of love can open hearts of men (and women)”, “I will make love my greatest weapon…Henceforth will I look on all things with love and I will be born again…I will love the light for it shows me the way; I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
Ahhh, the stars. There are so many bright stars in my life – family, friends, colleagues…my home town post office staff. Everyone willing to share a smile and a compliment.
So as I have wrestled with the outcome and tried to make sense of it all. The answer is right there. All I need to do is continue the journey of love.
“If I have no other qualities I can succeed with love alone.” (Mandino).
I know it is there; it is something I do so naturally with my son when he is having trouble making sense of the world. I get down to his level, I hold out my arms and give him a big hug; even during those moments of frustration for the both of us. All we both need is a BIG hug.
So, with the words of my own voice, music playing and a beautiful picture I see of my future self, I continue my journey of authenticity, and hold on tight to love.
“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, and most underrated agent of human change.” (Bob Kerrey)