Love is as complex as Quantum Physics and Analytic Geometry. There’s different kinds of love, like Godly love, family love, environmental love, companionship love, and friendly love. There’s all sorts of ways on expressing it too, for example: sending lovely rose bouquets to someone you fancy, preparing a special meal for your family, giving simple gifts to your friends, and supporting a cause that is against littering.
But this love I’m talking about in this post is something quite different from all the rest, but love nonetheless. Here’s a question for all of you:
Could and would you love a complete stranger?
Most of you would probably answer “yes” without a moment’s notice, but are you truly willing to share a bit of your love and blessings to someone whose name you do not know? In reality, only a handful of people have enough courage and love to interact and show their love for this people without expecting anything in return.
Oh, politicians and actors do it all the time, or might I say whenever the cameras are rolling or when their names are printed all over the things that they give away? Many men and women show their concern for these poor people because they want themselves to be known as someone who is generous and giving. I really don’t know how much of these people would do the things they do without those name tags and those cameras, but I think that not all of them are willing to do it without those things.
Service to your fellow countrymen or neighbors is a simple, yet meaningful, to share your love to them. You don’t know what they’re going through in their lives, most of them may be going through a very difficult time in their life while others may be having an ordinary day. No matter what they’re experiencing right now, I’m sure that anyone would like to see someone go out of their way to help another person in need, without wanting anything in return. I believe that they are inspired by these random acts of kindness, inspired enough to do it to somebody else when the need arises.
It doesn’t have to be such a heroic act that will be featured in the newspapers and magazines. Heck, no one, other than the people involved, has to know anything because true heroism and service aren’t seen in the papers, rather it is seen by the eyes and felt by the heart. Tell me, if you saw a man giving away some food and water around some corner to those begging for it, wouldn’t you be touched? If you saw someone smiling at you while you’re having a terrible day, wouldn’t you feel a tiny bit lighter?
These little things, these small acts of random kindness, lead to something more powerful than anything anyone could ever imagine: Love. Love is the most spectacular thing in the whole universe. It isn’t sold nor stolen, rather, it is received and given away. A lot of people think that we need superheroes like Spiderman or Ironman to save us from the evils in this world, but no, we don’t really need them. They are just ways of inspiring us to love and care for other people at the best of our ability. We don’t need supernatural powers to save someone, we just need to use our time, effort, and abilities wisely in helping people in need.
All of us, in one way or another, at one day or the next, need something or someone in our lives. Why don’t each of us try to help one another in reaching that? Wouldn’t it be so much easier to have people by your side, helping you? And wouldn’t it be nice to help someone, in return?
Our world today teaches us that nothing is more important than money, power, and the like. It pushes us away from what truly matters: Love, faith and hope, It manipulates our minds and make it all about material things. Well, let me tell you something, when you die, you don’t get any of those materialistic things, rather, you pass through the judgement of the Lord, clothed by the actions you have done in this humanly world of ours and receive your sentence basing on those as well.
So here’s a little dare for each and every one of you: Whenever you see someone in need, you do your best to help them. Afterwards, do not ask for anything in return. Just turn your back and walk away, knowing that you have brightened up someone’s day today. I prescribe it at least once a day, every day, because wouldn’t it be nice to know that you are lightening up at least one person’s baggage everyday? How much brighter would the future be if everyone would do that every day?
Be the change you want in this world and see the difference.
LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE