Just Let Your Love Flow

I find that it is increasingly difficult for me to keep me head held high under these chaotic circumstances the world is currently facing.

People are hoarding baby formula and charging higher prices for it than stores. What is wrong with people? Do people really lack empathy? Are people really that greedy that they would intentionally cause babies to suffer just so they can earn an extra few bucks?

It’s so disheartening, and while I have also seen a lot of good in humanity during these times, I have seen far too much bad & my head is spinning and my heart is broken.

I guess people’s true colors really do shine when they are put under pressure.

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Maybe I am naive. I have been told my entire life that I am different than most. I don’t say this to brag, I’m just truly baffled.

My mom used to tell me that I came out of the womb as sweet as could be. She used to tell me stories about how even as a baby I was always so thoughtful. I can still hear my mother’s words as she would often recall the memory “You were just baby and Jenny (my mom’s best friend) was sitting at the table crying, you couldn’t even speak yet, but you held your arms out to her, and when she picked you up, you wrapped your little arms around her neck and hugged her until she stopped crying, and then you looked at her, placed your little hand on her cheek, and smiled.”

I have had numerous people commend me for staying with my husband as his disability progressed. I took a vow to love, honor, and obey through sickness and health. I thought I was doing what anyone would do, but apparently not? Do people really not take those vows seriously? Yes, it’s not always easy, but life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, and just because he is limited on the activities he can do doesn’t mean that the love stops.

People also ask if I’m concerned that I’ll be widowed early. Of course I’m concerned, but that doesn’t make me want to leave. I can’t worry about the future or I’ll drive myself crazy!

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The list goes on and on, and I just become more and more baffled by humanity. I have to unplug sometimes because I can’t let the world get to me. I’m just so heartbroken, and it will only lead me to those dark places that I just recently crawled out of.

With all of that being said, I’m going to continue just being me. I’m going to let my love flow and maybe it will reach the ears of someone who desperately needs a wake up call, or someone who needs a friend and needs to hear that they are not alone. I genuinely care about the well being of others, and while I think people SHOULD (I know, there’s that word again) care, I have to accept the fact there are people in this world who are evil. I don’t want to believe that, and I still do think everyone has kindness in them somewhere, even if it’s just the tip of their pinky toe.

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With all of that being said, I want to spend my life doing more of the things I love. I make an effort to live in the moment, because life is short and no one is promised tomorrow. I need to be better about making plans to travel, see the sights I most want to see, and spending as much time as I can with people I love.

There is so much more to life than just working and paying bills! 

I encourage every single one of you (once this pandemic is over, of course. Be responsible and stay home for the time being, please) to take more pictures, say “I love you,” more often, and let your love flow. Because those of us who really do care are the only ones who can show how genuine this gift really is!

Love & life lessons,

Kristian

 

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12 Responses to Just Let Your Love Flow

  1. The V Pub says:

    People need to get back to being human. Fear really brings out the worst in some.

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  2. CARAMEL says:

    There are a significant number of silly billies out there. But there are some hearts of gold too. Although there is a lot of stupid around me, every day I am seeing and hearing of wonderful acts of care. It is still early days so far.
    At work, we are absolutely focused on our older and more vulnerable patients. We are sneaking out what they need – none of our vulnerable patients are going to be without paracetamol, hand soap, toilet paper….We are not supplying food yet! But we are spreading the word in the area that we might need more volunteers to look after those without. People are worried for good reason about how they will look after their loved ones, but they also want to help others get through this.

    As for the selfish, the ones that don’t care, the ones that don’t take it seriously…well the rest of us might remember that later and it will be up to us to overlook their stupidity!!!

    I am pleased to see so far that many love love love kindness and obedience. We do need to keep our eyes fixed on the enormous amount of love that is being shown. We might all be poorer in a few months time, but if we are enriched by acts of love and kindness – that will be a very good thing.

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  3. Brad Osborne says:

    I completely understand where you are coming from. Seeing people’s behavior during the recent crisis has put my head in a dark space. Certainly a place devoid of the poetry I normally write. I have written some of these feelings in editorials just so I am still writing, but hesitate to share them as they don’t mesh with the poetic theme of my blog and I am fearful to let others know how dark it gets sometimes. I hope I can get back to letting the love flow, and thank you for your thoughtful reminder to us all!

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    • kristianw84 says:

      It is hard. I’ve shared those darks parts of myself, so I understand the vulnerability of it. No pressure, only do it when you feel comfortable, but please know, your followers will understand, & probably show you more support than you could have ever imagined. And once you do share it, you’ll find yourself healing. I can’t speak for everyone, but I can speak for myself. I will still be here, reading you, passing no judgement. Only love, empathy, & understanding. And I have no doubts many others will too, because I see other followers who adore you, like I do! 😍 You’ll find the love starting to flow again. I promise.

      I received a reminder today as well. I grew up on Mr. Roger’s & I was reminded of the story when he was a boy, & things in the news were scary, his mother would tell him “always look for the helpers.” There will always be helpers. He’s right, & there’s more helpers than we realize when we make an effort to look for them! ❤❤ Thank you for being one of the good ones!

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  4. sundaymorningwithsandy.com says:

    Keep it flowing, lady! xoxo

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  5. Unfortunately many people in this world live in fear and entitlement and make for terrible company. Especially in times like theses but just like mean, selfish jerks they are contagious but so are humble, kind, caring neighbors.
    I believe those good people are out there but the media won’t spotlight those people… it just doesn’t make good TV. Don’t let the nasty people change you… you keep being you and you’ll change the world!

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    • kristianw84 says:

      There are definitely good people, and I am fortunate enough to have seen it, it’s just hard to to focus on all the negativity sometimes. I refuse to conform to their ways or succumb to the darkness. Thank you!! ❤ ❤ Thank you for being such a kind and beautiful soul. We will get through this together!

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