Thursday, May 09, 2013

Are You Aware?

Do you know how much I care?
Do you dare to show how much you care?
Are you aware of how much others care?
Do you open your heart to feel what matters to you and me and us?

Yesterday, I wrote “Everything I do, I do for Love.”
Today I easily say “Everything I do, I do for You!”
It is not often understood, how The Good I Do is for You.
Yes, You!

You matter to me.
You matter to us.
You matter to our world.
You matter, because You are Me and We and Us!

It seems like we rarely take the time to say it.
We often seem to busy to show it.
We have forgotten ways to naturally demonstrate our Love.
The nurturing and nourishing of our highest values seems to be hidden.

Are we distracted by what doesn’t really matter?
Are we too rushed to take a moment to feel it?
Can it be we are too frustrated, fearful and tired to really dare to care?
Have we lost the fine art of mothering, nurturing and nourishing one another?

Mothers and grandmothers, sisters and aunts, caregivers and healers, used to know.
We all took time to spend listening and honoring, helping and healing.
Wholesome meals were made and eaten together as a gift of love.
Moms made lunches and left notes of love for kids to find.

We listened to what others preferred and we made special attempts to honor requests.
There was time to talk at the dinner table without TV or cell phones or criticism.
Homework was done quickly and quietly with no distraction or nagging.
Every day we played outside and rode bikes and walked to our friends house with no fear.

Talking on the phone, watching TV, receiving allowance and spending money were privileges.
Kids were responsible for making beds and cleaning their rooms, setting the table and washing dishes.
They did not complain, because they simply knew that was what kids do.
Weekends were family times for cleaning the house, playing games, visiting relatives and going to church.

When parents don’t show they care, kids do not learn to care.
When parents don’t have time to help, kids don’t learn to be helpful.
When parents complain about not enough money, help, time and fun, kids learn to complain.
When parents watch TV and videos and play on computer, kids follow their lead.

If you want to have more caring and sharing in your relationships and families, take time.
If you want your world to reflect your values, live your values openly with words and deeds.
If you want to teach your family to be more trusting and have less fear, demonstrate your beliefs.
If you want to live in an awakened and aware community, do your share and deeply care.

I have dedicated every aspect of my life to sharing and caring and daring to teach only Love.
Loving you, 
Betty Lue

You Are A Flower in the Garden of Life

If you would grow to be your best self
Be patient, not demanding
Accepting, not condemning
Nurturing, not withholding
Self-marveling, not belittling
Gently guiding, not pushing & punishing

For you are more sensitive than you know
Mankind is tough as war
Yet delicate as flowers
We can endure agonies
But we open fully only to warmth & light
And our need to grow is fragile as a fragrance
Dispersed by storms of will
To return only when those storms are still

So accept, respect,
Attend your sensitivity

A flower
Cannot be opened
With a hammer