My Loving Friends

I was driving to work today and started thinking about all the people I know and what they have faced in their lives and yet continue to be loving people…

My Loving Friends have…

Lost their young children to the most tragic of circumstances…

Delivered babies…and cared for their mothers…

Patiently worked with those who have little ability to communicate…

Faced serious health issues with spiritual courage…

Written poetry, songs, novels while creating imaginative playgrounds for us…

Dealt with addictions, theirs and others, and continued to try harder each day…

Cared for the sick and dying in hospital units, such as intensive care…

Cared for the sick and dying in the comfort of their homes through hospice care…

Adopted unwanted animals and provided a loving home for them…

Lost the nearest and dearest to them, sometimes within just a few months apart…

Raised children in a way that makes our world a kinder place…

Taught those who did not care for the academics of formalized education – a skill that could provide a good income …

Provided food and clothing for those in need…all over the world…

Mentored, tutored, coached, supported, counseled those who needed it…

Rushed to serve in areas devasted by earthquakes, hurricanes, fires…

Gone to work everyday to help those with the challenges of mental illnesses…

Put their lives at risk to serve the public safety of others…

Sought a spiritual path that is more conscious of our world and those who live in it…

Raised thousands of dollars for non-profit organizations…

Faced a lifetime of chronic pain…

Faced a lifetime of emotional pain…

Cared for their parents who faced diseases that slowly deteriorated physical and mental abilities…

Helped their unknown neighbors in times of local crisis…

Struggled to financially provide for their families, yet never quit trying…

Stood up for those who didn’t have a voice in issues of social justice…

Forgave those who trespassed…

Through this and so much more…my friends,… they still laugh, they avoid spirtually crippling cynicism…and they still love.

 

 

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