August 20, 2019-
This is not a post about vampires or zombies. It is a post about how the love I feel towards many; in fact, just about all those who come to mind. I say “just about all”, as the few who have consistently repaid kindness with viciousness are those who I need to keep at arm’s length, while still not wishing them ill. There is always room for forgiveness and a new start.
At any rate, I am thinking specifically of a few young ladies, with whom my contact is mostly, if not entirely, on social media, who are like daughters to me. One resurfaced today, on my feed, and I could only feel relief that she is in a safe place. Others are pretty constant here, and that always brings a smile to my heart.
There is a family wedding coming soon-in my heart family, that is. I find this is as important to me as any of my birth family’s nuptials. The bride defines self-made woman and I can feel this marriage will be a particular success. She, and her mother (also a self-made woman), have long been very close to my heart.
A good woman, whom I had the pleasure of meeting several times, recently passed to the Presence of her Lord. One of the points in her obituary was her kindness to even the most derelict of people. She would get after those who were slovenly, but always in a gentle way. No one was beyond redemption, in her view.
I hope to keep on, with this state of heart, getting up each day with a vow to show love and respect to those who cross my path-and to be consistent about it. That doesn’t mean being a doormat-as that would not be loving to myself. It does mean walking in Light.
May this be an undying state of heart.