I’m awaken this morning to the sound of rolling thunder and the smell of the sweet fragrance of rain as it’s spritzed onto the desert. I am full of gratitude to be alive, to have the capacity to love, and to enjoy all experiences in life including the storms. I pause to consider just how amazing life is, even in the middle of my own personal storms, I feel peace. I asked myself the question, “What will I do today with the gift of life?

“Until he

[she] extends the circle of his [her] compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace” (Albert Schweitzer). What can I do, today, to expand my circle of compassion?” Seneca maintained that, “Whenever there is a human being, there is a chance for a kindness.” Today, I will expand my circle of compassion by intentionally practicing kindness. Today, I will expand my circle of compassion by being love. What about the unlovable?

Loving the Unlovable

Though out history, the great teachers who have walked the earth have again and again showed humanity how to live. Their instructions have been profound, and yet, simple. They have taught humanity not to hate but to love.

Everyone longs to love and be loved. “Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own” (Mother Teresa). It is easy to love people when they are lovable. It’s harder when they’re not! Today, I will be intentional in expanding my circle of compassion by being an instrument of love, peace, and healing.

Today, I will expand my circle of compassion by loving the unlovable. My High Self poses the question, “How will you love the unlovable?” “The best way to teach LOVE is to be LOVE”. Scriptures give us insight of what it means to love others. “Love is patient. Love is kind. Love does not envy. Love does not boast. Love is not proud. Love is not rude. Love is not easily angered. Love keeps no record of wrongs. Love rejoices in the truth. Love never fails”

I don’t know what storms, if any, you are awakening to this morning. If you are currently in a storm, or, if you are involved in a situation that is frustrating or challenging to you, find a way to be love. What will you do, today, to expand your circle of compassion? What could you do, today, to be even more loving? Great! Go do that! I want to thank you in advance for making your part of the world a more loving place!

Stay amazing, my friend! On the Camel’s Back, Theo