Saturday, September 17, 2011

Love Your People...

Art by LoveAndInk.com
"One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful." ~Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)

Some of us (all of us at one time or another) have forgotten our interdependence and obligation to other people. We’ve put ourselves (our comfort, our hearts, our minds) at the center of our universe (our universe?).

I want to encourage you to Love Your People.

Who are your people? Everyone who’s important to you… your family… your friends… your colleagues… your customers, patients, team, students. These are your people (and you’re theirs).

And love? It’s care.

And care? It’s attention and contribution (what you give, what you do). It’s kindness, patience, generosity, and truth. It’s encouraging, apologetic, forgiving, and thankful.

We’ve let too much get between us (each other) and the reasons we’re here. We’ve allowed ourselves to slip into a state of busy distraction – seeking the complex instead of embracing the simple. It’s time to stop going through the motions with our days (hours, minutes). We need to give more and enjoy more.

“The meaning of love is not to be confused with some sentimental outpouring. Love is something much deeper than emotional bosh.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.
American civil rights leader

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