If, by some wonderful chance, you are with someone today to whom you can give, and who will receive your gifts---whatever they might be---with love, knowing they come from your heart, then be grateful. It is a great honor in life to give, and to see your gift received, and to feel the joy it brings. You feel appreciated. You feel loved. Not everyone gets to experience this, let alone on a daily basis. If you are one of those fortunate, blessed ones, then rejoice. It is a vital part of why we are here on earth.
Many people feel an ache, a sense of deep loneliness, because they think no one really cares what they have to give. Or perhaps they believe no one notices that their contribution comes uniquely from them as a precious gift. Or perhaps they feel invisible, like a fungible worker---anyone could be caring for those they serve. Maybe they are alone, and no one is physically there at all. Alternatively, many people may be physically present, but their contribution is rejected or ridiculed---and they feel like they are being rejected or ridiculed.
Today it is hard for me to understand why people throw away love, refuse gifts, reject givers, and toss their gifts without recognizing them as such. It seems that some people want to stay ensconced in pain and aloneness and hatred and isolation. This makes me very, very sad.
Sometimes it seems like---at least for these wounded souls---that hatred and fear are winning over love. I grieve because I want love to always win. And I don't understand why it doesn't.
~Pictures by LoveHubbie Mark