Life is to be lived in the now.
You gotta be in the NOW to create and experience the WOW! – Steve Maraboli
Kindness is king for opening doors to our hearts and greatness. Let’s look at some wonderful stories of kindness this week.
Meet Elaine Newkirk
Elaine is a mother, sister, author, adoptive parent and tireless champion for the disadvantaged. Her story brought tears to my eyes. I feel inspired by her selfless service. Already a single mom when her sister came to her needing a place to live, she invited her to stay. Then other friends were welcomed to her fold. Her house filled up with friends and children needing help. Her compassion grew to include a support group called TYME, thrift shop, bakery and much more. Read more about Elaine’s amazing story.
Facebook kindness campaign
Watch this inspiring video showing people helping homeless people worldwide with simple acts of kindness. I volunteer at a local food bank called LifeSource, but I like this personal approach. How about you? Will you use Facebook to share something wonderful?
Everything we want is in the now.
Our happiness, love, belonging and contribution are all found in the present moment. I hope you enjoy this ode to Now, called Simple Satisfaction.
Oh, what beauty is to be found in the now
If we but pause a moment to reflect on the amazing miracle of life
Among the millions of stars in the sky, we find the beauty of our blue planet
Shining bright from sea to sea with clouds of love
Raining down on forests of food for critters of all sizes and types
While spirit showers us with sunshine, imagination and creativity
Out of the millions of sperm vying for life
How did we come to be the chosen ones
Or the miracle of our hearts
With searing pain and boundless joy, opening and closing
Yet always pumping and reaching for more life
And precious lungs, brains, fingers and toes
With the magic of life dancing through our cells
Vibrating with life without any contribution on our part
Shall we ponder the radiance of a smiling child
Able to warm even the toughest old fart like me
Opening to love with the gift of glee
From a baby exploring their new world
So why not relax and breathe
Refreshing in the simple satisfaction of life
Where beauty and precious miracles abound
Passing everywhere within and around
Rest your weary soul on this sacred ground
Come, relax, and be
Then you are free!
4 thoughts on “Simple Satisfaction in the Now”
Whisper: How did we come to be the chosen ones
Lovely spirit here.
Nice connect to my ode Diana. I’m not sure if you’re saying you or I’m the lovely spirit, so let’s say both! blessings, Brad
I wouldn’t speak of myself there! Your spirit…. =)