Want to know Wednesday

We all want to know why. Why this happened? Why this didn’t work? Why me? The list of want to know’s could continue on and on and on. We can over analyze situations until our heads want to explode. We can try to control (or at least think we are in control) situations. We can attempt to influence others. We can work ourselves to the point of exhaustion. But what have we really accomplished?

You can make decisions to try to please others. You can make decisions out of lack of hope. You can make decisions out of emergency. But this can weigh you down with worry, fear and regret.

The one thing I have learned over the last year is that you really have to “Keep it Simple.” Yes, I know its easier said than done. But there is freedom in keeping it simple. We like to “debunk” why others do what they do, but is that really our cross to carry?

By keeping things simple, I have witnessed how powerful love can be. What I mean by this is, you have to learn how to love stronger. People around us, ourselves included, are going to make mistakes. They are going to make decisions and second guess themselves. But no matter what we have to remember how powerful LOVE can be. Now, I’m not saying you have to be smooching on everyone you see. But I am talking about being KIND, making eye contact, greeting others by name and being BOLD with COMPASSION. I am talking about STEPPING UP and offering HELP. Its not just financial help people need but its a listening ear. There is comfort in knowing that you are not going to judge them, but LOVE them through it. Others will cling to your strength and will return LOVE with intensity when you need it. We treat others the way we want to be treated…remember?

So as you tackle the questions of the day remind yourself that we are called to love. Be bold in your descision to LOVE. You will slowly see how simple our everyday can be if we choose LOVE.