Simple, yet Empowering Words
A cup of coffee and a few minutes to catch up on happenings in the world.
After reading a few NPR news articles, I ended up scrolling my facebook feed. I have to say, I’m not a big fan of facebook. My favorite time spent on the app is in some of the groups I belong to where I learn and share about art and living a creative life. I enjoy meeting fellow artists this way, especially in this year of social distancing, and learning new tips and techniques.
However, this day found me mindlessly scrolling my feed. Most days, this is a complete waste of time and leaves me not feeling any better than when I started. But among the endless posts, there was a nugget of pure wisdom from a person who is not a super close friend, but who I admire a lot for her warmth, spiritual insights and perspective on life. Just had to share it with you.
Besides the general gist of the post being about how the world really needs more kindness right now (something I wholeheartedly agree with), I found these words:
Do the next loving thing.
I don’t know who first said or wrote these words to give them proper credit but what a simple, yet empowering concept.
When life gets tough, do the next loving thing.
When you’re confused, do the next loving thing.
When you feel overwhelmed, do the next loving thing.
When someone is hurting, do the next loving thing.
When you’re the one hurting, do the next loving thing (yes, taking care of your own body and heart is a loving thing to do too).
I realize it’s sometimes hard to know what the next loving thing to do is, especially when someone you love is hurting but in many situations, the simplicity of these words can bring clarity to help you move forward.
So, this is my resolution today: to keep these words close to heart as I move through my days. Do these words resonate with you too? If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
Thanks for joining me on this journey!
Love that, "Do the next loving thing." Resonates with me and it reminds me of a poem attributed by Mother Theresa (and one other author, but I can't recall," that is titled, "Love Anyways."
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