Saturday, August 26, 2017

A Simple Note on a Napkin #WATWB

How do you spread loving kindness throughout your day?

It's the sixth installment of the We Are the World Blogfest (#WATWB), and this story shows how simple it is to spread loving kindness through empathy and taking a few minutes to share your own experience with someone. I especially love how the young man acted in a highly respectful way, too. He knew how to be light in darkness.

It's the ultimate tough thing - traveling to a funeral - and this woman was flying to bury her son. It's also a tough thing to know what to say and how to say it to comfort or reassure someone in that situation. Somehow the young man's heart knew, as I think is true for all of us. Our deepest hearts know.

Photo credit: Facebook/Tricia J Belstra
And there's more written on the napkin here.

As Ludwig van Beethoven wrote on the first page of the manuscript to his Missa Solemnis: "Von Herzen - Moege es wieder - zu Herzen gehn!" (From heart -- may it again -- to heart go!")

The full-of-light hosts for this month's We are the World Blogfest are: Simon Falk, Eric Lahti, Lynn Hallbrooks, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Inderpreet Uppal, and Mary J. Giese. For more stories that spread the love, check out their posts as well as the #WATWB participants listed here at the bottom of the page.

In Darkness, be Light.


mahathi ramya A said...

Wonderful note. No one can help reduce the grief a mother experiences after the death of her son. This note is compassionate and understanding.

BWitzenhausen said...

Such a touching story. Often the kindness and compassion of strangers can make a huge difference during a time of loss. Knowing that you're not alone in your grief can offer some comfort. Thank you so much for sharing this and for being part of #WATWB.

Michelle Wallace said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful story about an angel in the form of a stranger...

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Lynn Hallbrooks said...

Wow! That brought tears to my eyes. I can't even imagine what that mother was feeling or the young man. I think he may have been the light to her dark moments. Thank you for sharing and for being a part of #WATWB

Simon Falk said...

What a kind gesture that a person did not have to do, but did, for the grieving woman. It is truly a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing. Simon’s Still Stanza #WATWB

Inderpreet Kaur said...

Such kindness for a loss that can never be filled. It builds our faith in humanity!GOd bless!