Thursday, August 15, 2013

Currie's Gratitude 15 August 2013

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. [Leo Buscaglia]

I never gave much thought to the idea of touch. Perhaps I felt it was “BEneath” me BEcause that was what I was “taught” by those who I supposed had all the answers. I’m grateful that I finally decided to discard this advise, to make my own BEliefs that fit ME and my own Life.

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. {Henri Nouwen]

I’ve assumed that whenever someone shared their “wounds” I “should BE able to” give them more than just the space to share and my Presence in that with them. Until I came to this season of Solitude. In my own Presence I have discovered that BEing Present for myself is what really touches that part of me that “needs” other people.

I learn as I go. I try. I fail. And Life BEgins to sing. 

I love you, Currie

1 comment:

Rita said...

I have found one can touch souls over tremendous distances without ever having met. I am amazed by the internet, but that has happened to me with letters and pen pals, too, over the years.

But there's nothing like a genuine hug! :)