I’m grateful to have so many intelligent, kind people in my life who don’t own weapons of war or want to enforce their fears or religious beliefs on other humans.
I’m so glad that the love of my life is a gentle man of peace who believes in education and tolerance, and that he gets only gentler and happier as his life goes on, not cranky and grumpy, and that my children believe in love and kindness, and that my friends are people who envision peace and work to create, rather than constrain, command, or destroy.
(Happy birthday, Gail Crosman Moore!)
And I’m extra-grateful that I’m connected to so many people around the world who feel the same.
Bill was at a McKinnon family wedding in New Orleans this weekend, and his cousin-by-marriage Ruth said, out of the blue, “I love your wife’s BLOG!” and I was so touched. I’ve never met her, and I certainly didn’t know she was reading, but I’ll say hello now.
Hello, Ruth, kindred spirit out there in the universe.
Hello all of you, out there, wondering what the hell is the matter with people. Most of you lurk; you do not interact with me, which sometimes makes me feel lonely, but I remember you, and I’m happy to know that you are out there.
Today is a good day to pour a little extra love out, to reach out and do something kind, to give away something you value, to pet an animal a little longer, to say you are sorry to someone you hurt, to clean up a mess, to plant a tree, to make someone food. Our whole Earth is a system, and we can add whatever we like to it.
Love is an action.