Rose of Kindness Award

Thank you so much tersiaburger, for creating this wonderful award, It is dedicated to her daughter Vic and this is what Tersia has to say about it:

Today I stumbled across an amazing blog. It is a blog about kindness….

Please pop in there. Let’s all think about “kindness” and make it our goal to perform just one special act of kindness every day! It has to be a special act of kindness that actually takes an effort.

Vic was a kind and generous person. Her legacy is one of kindness and generosity. So I have come up with an award… The Rose of Kindness Award. I would like to add that we need to remember that our existence here is fragile, and we never have as much time with people as we think we do. If there is someone or someone’s out there that you love, don’t neglect that and don’t put off engaging with them because death waits for no-one… Be kind and gentle. Cherish your relationships remember to be kind…. Pay it forward!

Rules of the Rose of Kindness Award

1) Add the Rose of Kindness Award on your blog
2) Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog
3) Nominate 13 (my lucky number) bloggers whose kindness you have experienced
4) Post why you are nominating each of your nominees
5) Let the nominees know that you nominated them
6) Suggest one special act of kindness that the world may benefit from

My nominees for this wonderful new award are:

1) MountainMae -For being consistent in your support and encouragement

2) JuiseppiB-for loyalty above and beyond

3) Ganesh-for teachings that lift the soul and rejuvenate the heart

4) Paprika– for keeping the spice in blogging

5) BeccaGivens– for your honest, supporting thoughts

6) Sue Dreamwalker-you have an ability to pinpoint a subject

7) Linne-for your constant reminders

8) RoSy-for your time, comments, and wise words

9) Alistair– for always making us think

10) Cauldron and Cupcakes-for an amazing opinion and blog

11) pujakins-for your thoughtful support

12) Shianwrites-for the support of your words

13)siggiofmaine-for your poetry

I believe the world would be a better place if we treated everyone the way we would like to be treated by the people in the world.  –Rebel

The Magic of Love

Two important words

Two important words

Everyone seems to be talking about love these days. It is an important word for our existance on the planet. Love, the favorite word of Cupid and one that drops easily off of our lips. Just what does it mean? Well, there is the Hallmark sense and family sense. I am writing today about love in a much different and bigger sense. As sentient beings, we throw the word around easily. What the world needs now, is love sweet love.

Love means so much more than we think. It is the reason we care about the survivors of the Oklahoma tornadoes and Hurricane Sandy. It is the reason that we care about the millions of abused women and children in the world. Love is why when we hear of a young woman having to endure genital mutilation or an acid attack that we care.

Love is why we make beauty in this plane. We plant millions of flowers, raise vegetables and plant trees. Love for our environment is very important. I think that raising some of your own food, increases the love you give to yourself and to others.  Taking a bouquet of home grown flowers to a friend strengthens the love between both of you.

Love is inclusive. Real love will embrace everything in your world. Love doesn’t exclude anyone or anything that comes firmly from the Beloved. The Beloved dwells within all living creatures. To love does not mean that you agree with everything someone says or does. The tricky bit is that we are all children of the Universe. No matter what we say or do, we carry Divinity within us. Love encircles and brings goodness. It grows as it is spread around. It transforms as it is shared. It heals wrongs like an anti-biotic cream.

Fear has nothing to do with Love. It is exclusive of love and it can’t be healing like love is .Fear makes us judge others who are different in their looks, skin color, religion and in how they love. Fear contracts the sphere of our lives and it can even cut us off from people who love us. There is no way that love and fear can dwell together. A person who has brown or yellow skin is not different than you areThey are the same except for the color of their skin, that is all. Divinity dwells within that person also.

Fear within our hearts and souls leads away from God, and there is no right way to worship or love God/Goddess/ Adoni/ Allah. Fear destroys and love creates. If we could all conquer fear, we would have peace in our world. So I ask you to try it and see what happens. See if you don’t find yourself enveloped in love.

“It is time to put up a love-swing!

Tie the body and then tie the mind so that they

swing between the arms of the Secret One you love,

Bring the water that falls from the clouds to your eyes,

and cover yourself inside entirely with the shadow of the night.

Bring your face up close to his/her ear,

and then talk only about what you want deeply to happen.

Kabir says: Listen to me, brother, bring the shape, face, and odor of the Holy One inside you.”

—Kabir; this wonderful poet was an Indian and the son of a weaver. His poems were influenced by Sufi poets.

Loving hands create love

Loving hands create love