“They do not love that do not show their love.” ~ William Shakespeare
One advantage of blogging is connecting with people from all other the world. I’ve met folks from London, people from the Gold Coast of Australia and men and women who live in India’s Western Ghats.
It’s amazing how the words I write from my kitchen in the heartland of America spread to every corner of the world and can touch the hearts of people who live there, no matter their culture, religion, lifestyle or traditions.
What’s equally amazing is how similar we are. Sometimes after publishing an article, readers from places like Singapore, the Philippines and South Africa will email me to say how the article’s message resonated with them, helped them or even inspired them.
After reading these emails for the past several years, I believe all of us want to experience the same things in life – happiness, purpose and peace. But more than these things, the one thing we want to experience most is love.
The word love is pronounced differently depending on language, but its meaning remains the same. Love doesn’t need a passport, a visa or an interpreter; it just needs you and me to keep showing love in every language so we can keep its power, and promise, alive forever.
We can keep showing love in every language by:
– Welcoming all of our brothers and sisters to the table.
– Picking kindness over convenience.
– Helping everyone feel worthy and respected.
– Giving more than we take.
– Using our voice when our neighbors cannot use theirs.
– Finding ways to bring joy to others.
– Choosing to do work we are passionate about.
– Accepting responsibility for our actions.
– Seeking ways to serve every day.
Sometimes the simple path to showing love in every language begins not with using the language we know, but with using our hearts to proclaim love’s amazing gifts so everyone will know exactly what we are saying.
No matter what part of the world you call home, if you need someone to listen, to understand, or to care all you have to do is ask. My English-speaking, Kansas-located heart is willing to show love in every language.
What is A Simple Path?
This post is in A Simple Path, a twice-weekly series of short pieces inspired by my own life experiences. Each post is a simple path to experiencing something wonderful: maybe seeing life from a different perspective, or celebrating its beauty. Click here to read all posts in the series.