In a small village, restaurant signage caught my eye. “Good food makes…”.
It is a clever sign. I stopped, read, reflected, and considered before continuing my walk. I was intrigued and considered stepping in if only to let the smells reveal more of their power. I caught myself weighing my growing curiosity with how full I was from an amazing lunch that had finished just minutes before. In the end, the only thing I consumed was the words that are still lingering in my mind.
Love makes me think differently. I know “it” does not force me to act. I understand that “it” does not overrule my freedom to think and choose. I realise that “it” does not always win. Even as I look back and forward to today, I see how love changes the way my mind works with my heart and body. When I have consumed love, I act differently. I think and choose with a love-driven perspective. In the battle of each moment, I want love to win.
Kindness changes the world, inside and out. Changes start with my perception and go further. I realise that every action made with kindness transforms the individuals involved for the better. The result of kindness is simple and direct. It makes me see myself differently. I know that my self-awareness is a choice I make. In looking at healthy, growing, and consistent versions of myself, kindness is always present. Kindness makes me better. What follows is a play where kindness makes everyone around me a better version of themselves.
Care is the fuel that powers the steps towards a better future. Care makes me do things that nurture, support, and protect. Care does not need to be rewarded because the reward is within it.
Today begins with the signage and old words marking the way. First, “Tend to your knitting. You’ve got your hands full just taking care of your own life before God.” (Romans 14.12) Second, “Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do.” (extract Romans 12.1)
Good food makes…