Life In A Better Light
I found myself, day in, day out, feeling as though I was trapped in a never ending cycle of despair and being surrounded by people without love. I watched, as many did during the economic down turn; people suffering, neighborhoods going into decline, and an ever-increasing feeling of no way out gripped so many people. I knew I was fortunate in many ways, but the nagging thoughts really brought only more of what I saw.
I had heard of The Secret and just laughed it off as nonsense. I basically thought it was a waste of time, but I kept seeing the book on display in a bookstore. Still I left it alone.
About a month later I was in the mall where I ran into a friend of mine and her daughter. We talked for a few moments and as we started to part ways and say goodbye her daughter who is five said, “Wait a minute,” and motioned for me to lean down towards her. In a hushed tone she said, “I know a secret.”
Her mother called to her to leave. She never said what it was, she just smiled and said, “Bye.”
That evening I bought the book and made the conscious effort to change myself and my way of thinking, and I will be honest, I had my doubts, but that is one area that had to change.
Fast forward to two weeks later… I’m feeling better and seeing life better.
On a beautiful fall morning I was doing yard work and admiring my work and enjoying the weather. I said, “This is beauty.” And I made a request, which was: “In all this beauty, please show me love.” I went back to work, cleaning and clipping.
I was just about done when an elderly couple were about to pass my house.
The woman said to the man, “Go ahead. Ask him.”
I said, “Can I help you?”
He replied, “We walk past here every day and we love your flowers.”
She reached into her purse and takes out a Polaroid camera. “Can you take our picture in front of your flowers?”
*This was love*
The gentleman said, “Today is our forty-seventh anniversary and I just wanted to take a walk and hold hands like we used to.” He said, “If you ever fall in love, never let her go.”
I did not try to hold back my tears, it was love in its purest form… and it surrounds them as it does me.
Life is good.
Love is good.