“Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.” ― Lauren Kate,
“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
― Søren Kierkegaard
We live in a world of great turmoil and crisis. Everyone is scurrying around trying to “do something.” Are we missing something? Are we perhaps even unknowingly contributing to the madness? Is there a better way? Watch this brief TED talk and let’s discuss it in the comments section below.
A film by Greater Good Science Center.
Video from KarmaTube
“The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
– Joyce Kilmer, Spring
“Don’t knock the weather: nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.”
– Kin Hubbard
I love this quote! I know there are people who think talking about the weather is trivial, trite and superficial. But I see talking about the weather as a door opener. It gets people talking about something. Talking about the weather might lead to “how are you doing?” After awhile of “fine” you might get an answer that goes a little deeper like “I’ve been sick.” Or maybe something like, “I’m so happy right now, my kids are coming to visit.” Both lead to conversation that lets you get to know the person a little better. It may take years to get to a deeper level, but building relationships takes time.
So go out there and start talking about the weather. You might be surprised where it leads you.
“The world’s favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May.”
– Edwin Way Teale