Many people say to me, quite often, that they can’t stop watching the news or they are so stressed, worried, overwhelmed, etc. with the state of our nation. I want to remind us all that even though there are areas of our country, world and global consciousness, that need attention, enlightening and radical healing, it is also wise to look into our community and see who needs us; where we can be of service right outside our front door.
I have three friends who are going through divorces at the moment. I have a dear sister-friend that is selling her beloved home that means so much to her but due to finances she is having to shed the weight and walk away from her dream home; also due to a divorce a while back. I have another friend who was uprooted from her home and must relocate her family suddenly. I have others very close to me who are suffering greatly with mental, physical, professional and spiritual challenges. As well as my dear neighbor just passed away last month. He was 88 and knew the end was near. I am so grateful I was able to spend some quality time with him before he left this plane. I used to go and sit on his couch with him and just chat. He was so surprised that this woman just came by to say hi and listen to him. I saw in his eyes the joy it brought him; just to have the company.
Pick up the phone and call a friend who is going through a life-transition at the moment; see if someone you love would like some company, or just lend an ear so they can be witnessed and reminded that someone cares and they are not alone. Make a pot of soup for a friend who is under the weather. Write a letter to a loved one who is going through a hard time. Send a care package to a solder over seas. Talk to people in line at the grocery store; put your cell phone away, stop scrolling through life, live it…look up. Or take yourself to get a massage, a walk through the park or a nap with your favorite stuffed animal if you are the person in your life who needs some TLC.
Find ways to be of service, to your Self first and then to your loved ones; your community and to nature.
Sending you all love.