It's early Monday morning now, 1:37 am
So, I write and ramble and read.
I love reading Leo Buscaglia.
He was Italian.
He lavished on LOVE
with a bear hug or a gentle embrace.
He was led by LOVE
and was sensitive to the expressions of those around him-
sensitive enough to read their body language.
We need to look beyond the smile,
the "I'm fine."
It's all in the eyes.
A smile without the twinkle in the eye
is not a smile.
It's a cry for help,
"Please see beyond my smile,
please notice that I'm not okay."
Shoulders slumped and eyes cast downward,
indicates a heavy load.
Listen carefully to the cry,
"Ask me, Ask me! I really need to share."
We find a lost soul
on a church pew, a park bench,
sitting alone in a restaurant,
in a doctor's office waiting room,
on a hospital elevator,
begging for someone to say,
"Are you okay? I mean, Are you REALLY okay?"
Maybe we need to
Try A Little Kindess
If you see your brother standing by the road
With a heavy load, from the seeds he's sown.
And if you see your sister falling by the way,
Just stop and say,
"Girl, you're going the wrong way."
You've got to try a little kindness,
Just show a little kindness,
Just shine your light for everyone to see
For if you show a little kindness
You will overlook the blindness
Of the narrow-minded people on the narrow-minded streets.
Don't walk around the down and out
Lend a helping hand instead of doubt
For the kindness that you show every day
Will help someone along life's way.
Just Try a Little Kindness