Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Healing ...

In my book, I talk about the joy of living.  We are here for a higher purpose. One thing I know for sure is this - if we reach out to others, we forget our problems and leave our worries behind us, even if only for a few minutes.  Healing starts from within.  It is about learning to love yourself.  Realizing that you can help others.  A simple smile or a hug can make a person's day. You never know how many people you may have helped in your lifetime, just by spreading your light. Your joy. 

Years ago, I was visiting a friend in the hospital. As I stood at the elevator, a patient who was walking the halls in her robe, came up beside me.  There she stood, looking defeated with her bald head.  I said, "Good Morning!"  She lifted her head and when her eyes met mine, I was taken in by them.  They were a piercing, bright blue.  I told her that I'd never seen such beautiful blue eyes before and finished by saying, "You are gorgeous!"  Her face lit up and she smiled.  Then as the elevator door opened, I leaned in and gave her a big hug.

Dick Post, who I wrote about in my post on 9 / 30, works as a volunteer in a hospital cancer ward.  He's a lymphoma survivor and yet he continues to give back to others.  When I spoke to him recently, he mentioned that there are times where, after he has visited someone for a good amount of time, they've asked him if he could possibly stay a little while longer, and he does.  Dick knows the value of loving, kind words and their ability to heal someone on a soul level.  He strives to make patients feel better each and every time he volunteers and says that he gets so much more back from them in return.  That, my dear ones, is the way we all should be.  Reach out to someone today and let them know that they matter in this crazy world.  I guarantee you'll reap the rewards ...

2 comments:

  1. That episode in the lift is touching.
    I wish there were more people like this in the world.... who can put a smile of someone's face. Who can give someone a hug.

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    1. I agree! And it costs nothing to give someone a smile or a hug. That is what life is about ... spreading love and joy!

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