One smile has the power to… Calm fears. Soften stone walls. Warm a cold heart. Invite a new friend. Mimic a loving hug. Beautify the bearer. Lighten heavy loads. Promote good deeds. Brighten a gloomy day. Comfort a grieving spirit. Offer hope to the forlorn. Send a message of caring. Lift the downtrodden soul. Patch up invisible wounds. Weaken the hold of misery. Act as medicine for suffering. Attract the companionship of angels. Fulfill the human need for recognition. Who knew changing the world would prove so simple?” ~Richelle E. Goodrich
We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved.
I’ve come to the realisation that I don’t have to always know where I’m going. I just need a plan to get me there because it’s only when we jump that we grow our wings. A mother teaches her chick how to fly by pushing it out of its nest, without the chick knowing where it’s going, the chick strengthens its wings in flight. We cannot strengthen our wings while sitting on one shore. We have to force ourselves out of the nest, unravel our wings and fly. You may still not know where we’re going but we sure as hell will get to your destination as the winds of faith, hope and love guide you there.
Every day God invites us on the same kind of adventure. It’s not a trip where He sends us a rigid itinerary, He simply invites us. God asks what it is He’s made us to love, what it is that captures our attention, what feeds that deep indescribable need of our souls to experience the richness of the world He made. And then, leaning over us, He whispers, “Let’s go do that together.” ~Bob Goff