If you could slow down an action that usually zooms by, or speed up an event that normally drags on, which would you choose, and why?
Love, I would slow down love. Now that I am older, I see such a difference in people’s attitudes. It turned from love each other to love thyself. It isn’t a pretty sight. Is this what we want to portray to others? We don’t care anymore about our good qualities we hold on our insides?
Don’t we realize that those outer looks that we take such pride in; well, they fade away much quicker than our inner beauty. I grew up being a people pleaser. Now maybe this wasn’t a grand quality. I tended to give-up a little of who I truly was in order to make others happy.
I do believe though that God gave us each a special talent. You don’t have to be talented as a movie star, or a famous singer. You may have a talent that specializes in helping others. Your talent may be; cooking or baking, but in the back of your mind you already have an idea of whom you may share your goods with.
Maybe your talent is compassion or teaching. Maybe visiting nursing homes or volunteering your time is your itch.
I just don’t believe that love can follow such a routine of goodness if we are all about ourselves. I still believe that love is the glue that holds us all together. It makes depression disappear. It makes insecurities fade into darkness. It helps us hold our heads a little higher, walk with a happier step.
Yes, love is what I would slow down, never let it truly disappear. No more showing it only at holidays, let’s keep it alive all year-long.