Recently, a friend needed help. It was one of "those" days--you know, the type of day when you wonder how it's all going to get done. Well, to make a long story short, I knew I had to make a way to help--because at the end of the day, this is what life is about--not the to-do's, not the extracurricular activities, not the dozens of things vying for my attention. This experience, which seems to happen frequently, because need and suffering are EVERYWHERE, caused to me think about how one of my life mantras is "I hope I'm never too busy." I hope that I'm never too busy to see the need around me. I hope that I'm never too busy to wrap someone up in love. I hope I'm never too busy to extend a helping hand. I hope I'm never too busy to see the hidden pain. I hope I'm never too busy to sacrifice, to give, to see, to love.
As we are all busy during this Christmas season, may we remember that LOVE is truly what matters. Whether it be helping a friend, baking cookies, making a meal, or writing a card, may we all be reminded that LOVE is what makes life.
One committed to processing truth, finding light in the darkness, savoring the simple, and living fully.