I am coming back to you with some more insights on what I have seen this past week and how it relates to the subject of LOVE.
1. Sometimes the people we love the most, who are so close, can also drive us away. Think about teenagers being rebellious against their parents wishes. Our parents love us to much that even when we don’t like them, they still love us. *I know this is not the case in all families, I am just bringing our one perspective which I see and have experienced. Maybe its that you are no longer a teennager, you have packed those rebellion colors away and now are in the transition into adulthood. Once again our parents love us so much that they hate to see us leave, yet, this is the very moment that they have been training and raising us for. Interesting how it is all out of love, yet, our young mind take this as control and we fight it (well some of us do, sometimes haha). Therefore even friends that are close, can also drive us away out of love because they want the best for us, and we sometimes, refuse to allow ourselves the best. Just remember it is all out of love.
2. Random acts of kindness may very well be the greatest acts of love. Yesterday I was at this event with my mom at which a speaker shared her encounters with people who have had near death experiences and she explained the common themes and encounters which he/she went through. It was interesting and the most essential quality I gained more inspiration and insight on, was that which regards kindness, whether random or planned. However, it is easily noticed that when situations of kindness are random it often takes more courage, effort and action. Whereas when you methodically plan out your next move of kindness, it may come across differently. The point is, it has light an inspiration flame burning deep within me to try to go the extra mile, to say the extra hello, to smile at strangers and to go a little out of my way sometimes, if its the right time and help is needed. Maybe the reason people love super heroes so much is because these men/women of strength and valor go out of their way for those in need. Sometimes its planned, other times its not. For example, I am thinking of a scene in the movie Spider-man, at which Peter Parker is in his spidey suit and off to save the world from the bad guys. Yet, out of nowhere sees an elderly woman trying to coax her kitten out of the tree. It is in this moment, that people stops from chasing the enemy and instead performs an ARK (Act of Random Kindness) to save the kitten and places him right back into the womans arms. Then before she knows it, Spider-man is back in the good vs. evil battle and the scene continues on. It is in that scene where members in the audience connect super heroes with acts of kindness. There are numerous other movies, scenes and instances where superheroes go beyond the call of duty. Then to brighten up the world a bit, we periodically see these everyday average people going beyond their limits and help a fellow out. This is beauty and brings inspiration to all.
My encouragement for the week is this: whether someone sees or not, always do what is right. If you can, go beyond.