Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Love & Compassion: Cheaper than Botox

♥My inbox contained this message from The Universe: See everyone, Tara, as a brand new challenge to fall in love. Sneaky of me, huh? Kiss, kiss - The Universe

♥I chose to not confront a lovely who is struggling and could do without my needs heaped on her in addition to all the trials she is going through...and found that compassion makes me feel lovely and beauty~full.

♥Then my daughter brought me this that I had hand written for her when she was going through an especially tough time:

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real." "Does it hurt?" asked the rabbit. "Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt." "Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?" "It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." ~Margery Williams, from The Velveteen Rabbit

and I don't think there is any question that the beauty in today was based on a common theme.

I'm glad to be reminded.

I'm gladder to be real.

1 comment:

  1. "Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
    i love you♥