Life Is Amazing! Many years ago, when I was a teenager, I read a book by Leo Buscagalia called “Living, Loving & Learning!” I then had the opportunity via PBS to hear him lecture on a number of different occasions. A few weeks ago, I came across a hardback copy of “Loving Each Other!” and it took me back to those magical days, when I made some great strides in my spiritual journey.
Intersections! I grew up in Church and had been taught the Scriptures from a very early age. I knew the teachings of Jesus and they had challenged and changed my life. When I heard Leo Buscaglia, his teaching helped me to take what I had been taught and exercise it in the daily living of my life. He helped me to put feet to my faith!
The Amazing Gift Of Love! This amazing love that has been given to me as a gift is something that I get to share and in its sharing, love becomes so much more powerful and meaningful! Below are a few questions that Dr. Buscaglia challenges us to think about. These are not his exact questions, but my adaptation of some of the encouragement and challenge that I have received from his teaching and writing. I would encourage you to ask yourself these questions every day as you embark on this journey called life! I hope you enjoy and learn to love and be loved!
1.) Did I share happiness or did I steal happiness with my actions and reactions?
2.) How did I express love and show kindness?
3.) Am I looking for what is right or for what is wrong in others?
4.) Do I laugh and help others to laugh? (Is joy a by-product of my life?)
5.) What have I done today to build and make stronger my relationships?
6.) Have I worried over the trivial or celebrated the triumphant?
7.) Have I accepted forgiveness and given forgiveness?
8.) Have I learned something new and have I taught something new to others?
9.) Do I know and believe that life (mine and yours) matters?
10.) Will I let this make me better or bitter?