I had so much fun taking my Bestie on a birthday outing today. We made pallet board signs which was so lovely and time well spent.
I chose this board because as I continue on this journey as a grieving mom, I’ve realized that love is the most complex simplicity there is.
Love is truly the only thing humans can do for one another that lasts, not only in this lifetime, but the next as well.
Every single person you encounter needs love.
Because every single person you encounter is hurt.
Some more than others, some more brutally than others, some more often than others…but every single one is hurt.
Think about that.
Every. Single. One.
If we were to simply carry that in the back of our minds as we do each day, maybe, just maybe, we could all have a little more empathy for the people around us.
Empathy begets love.
We are, after all, just trying to do our best, living in the same world…a very difficult, harsh world.
That makes us neighbors.
“One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, ‘Of all the commandments, which is the most important?’
‘The most important one,’ answered Jesus, ‘is this: Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself.
There is no commandment greater than these.”
It doesn’t have to be complicated.
Be patient. Be kind. Be others’ cheerleader. Be humble. Be polite. Be selfless. Be level-headed. Be forgiving. Be truthful.
Protect. Trust. Hope. Persevere.
Love one another.