Love is real only when a person can sacrifice himself for another person. Only when a person forgets himself for the sake of another, and lives for another creature, only this kind of love can be called true love, and only in this love do we see the blessing and reward of life. This is the foundation of the world.
Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.
The kinder and the more thoughtful a person is, the more kindness he can find in other people.
Kindness enriches our life; with kindness mysterious things become clear, difficult things become easy, and dull things become cheerful.
finding joy on this, my anniversary day, with the stars aligning toward a kinder dream for our world, for our families, for our loves….
inquiry for today~ may you too feel loved today- and something fun to make you smile- may you find a few stars-
Your great mistake is to act the drama
as if you were alone. As if life
were a progressive and cunning crime
with no witness to the tiny hidden transgressions.
To feel abandoned is to deny
the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely,
even you, at times, have felt the grand array;
the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding
out your solo voice. You must note
the way the soap dish enables you,
or the window latch grants you courage.
Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.
The stairs are your mentor of things
to come, the doors have always been there
to frighten you and invite you,
and the tiny speaker in the phone
is your dream-ladder to divinity.
Put down the weight of your aloneness
and ease into the conversation. The kettle is singing
even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots
have left their arrogant aloofness and
seen the good in you at last. All the birds
and creatures of the world are unutterably
themselves. Everything is waiting for you.
Happy Anniversary to you both, IB. I love the chicken in the coffee shop. ❤
And the day was alive with sun at dawn and at dusk. Love remembering life that way:)
And yes, the chicken made my day!
I look forward to your post each day. Thank you, IB. ❤
just to check; a real chicken in a real coffee shop?! Fantastic 😉
on a more serious note: A goal of mine to be kind(er) every day, to see and be kindness.
This guy says he travels around with this chicken:) It was such a fun sighting! He hung out and ate whipped cream. A great way to just be grateful for whatever shows up. May your day give you a few surprises, too:)
how perfectly lovely and great fun too!