I find solace in music. Singing with the radio and losing myself in the melodies and harmonies. Searching for songs that reflect my mood as well as those that will brighten my mind and heart. I love music.
I wish I had the power to fix every problem that every person has. The mother hen in me is taking over. I feel a strong urge to gather all the little chicks I can find and protect them from the storm. I want to fight all the battles and right all the wrongs.
The thought that keeps going through my mind is that those who refuse to learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. If it were only as easy as saying the words. It's so hard to see our own mistakes and shortcomings, but glaringly obvious to those that love us. And yet, we continually reject the words of counsel offered to us. I am so guilty. It's so much easier to look on from the outside than to look out from within. Being human can be so overwhelming, can't it?
Also on my mind is the inherent need we each have to be loved and accepted for who we are, flaws and all.
Love is kindness. Love is charity. Love is respect. Love is discipline. Love is compassion. Love is not condoning of poor behavior. Love is uplifting. Love is righteous correction by gentle persuasion. Love allows us each to learn from our mistakes. Love is comfort. Love is non-excluding. Love is never abusive. Love is forgiving. Love is large enough to encompass all who desire to have it. Love is eternal. True love is Christlike.
Who doesn't want love?