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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Saturday Simplify

C. S. Lewis once said:
 Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket--safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.
 Think about it - do we really want to live in isolation? Some may say yes, perhaps because of bad experiences and hurts, they choose to be alone, isolated.  Yet is that really living?  Initially it may simply begin with not allowing others in since your heart may be exposed.  If this is how you feel you could still give to others in simple, yet helpful ways -  be a volunteer! If you love animals, volunteer at a shelter to walk dogs or feed cats. Volunteer at a fund-raising event for an organization you believe in. Even if it's simply registering people for a walk-a-thon. It can be the beginning to making a "love" connection and feeling it as well.

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