The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings. ~Buddha
The Committee and I have a friend that is down and out. He's near and dear to our heart. He was in our wedding...he stood up for us on one very important day and said he believed in us. He's one of us, whether he likes it or not.
Anyway, he's had a rough month. Repeatedly, things haven't gone his way. He's given up half of his heart this December, and then just this week his whole house was ransacked. It's been bad.
He needed a friend. We needed to be a friend. He needed to feel loved. We needed to love. And most of all, we needed to set the example for our boys that the Curlee Hairs love through thick and thin. We needed to show them that in times of need, we are called to be stronger than the sick, sad feeling that others have in their life. We want them to grow into men that step up and put out a hand to let those around us know that we will give until we can't give anymore. It's what we do. It's what God asks us to do. It's what is expected. It's what we did this last Friday.
We can't make everything right for this dear friend, but we can hope that things will turn around. We can pray that he knows that we are here for him. We can love him no matter what. It's what we do.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. ~Vincent Van Gogh