Blog Your Blessings: One Line That Says Everything
This week's blessing is an image I saw on Michelle's blog. It is a picture of an unkempt, bearded, barefoot man sleeping on a park bench with a cardboard sign in front of him that says, "Traded everything for love."
I love everything about this image: the romantic spirit, the peace, the freedom.
I like the idea that trading everything for love is worth doing even if it costs you the socks and shoes on your feet.
I found myself wondering who, aside from the sleeping hippie in the picture, does this. I thought of the people I know: my parents, who bend over backwards to help with their three grandchildren and to enjoy their company; the parents of terminally ill children who have invested their own lives into the well-being of these kids; parents who set aside personal goals to raise their kids; a friend who invests all her resources into the well-being of sick and abandoned animals; military personnel who lay it on the line all over the world and do good in ways we never hear about.
Then, of course, the obvious paid me a visit: Buddha, Jesus, Gandhi, Mother Teresa....
Trade everything for love. It's doable.
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