Ok my sweet readers…this month what we are going to discuss is not going to be anything new but it sure is necessary. Morgan Freeman is one of my mentors. He has created a life of multiprenuership as both an actor, advocate and fantastic person. He uses his influence to change the world, teaching us compassion for others and shows ways other people are making a difference all around our world. His latest show on Netflicks The Story of Us is a beautiful collection of places and people all around our world practicing what it means to be human and showing us that caring for each other no matter how different we seem; is the epitome of being human. In the days that we have just been through with senseless deaths and a seemingly unconscionable recklessness for the sacred spirit and life itself, he brings a welcome respite that we are all longing for.
In the episode The Story of Love, Morgan gets candid with a young man who was abused and abandoned then loved and adopted and found the receiving of love almost too much to bear as his spirit had been broken in the early formative stages of his childhood. He speaks with the Haman tribe in Ethiopia where the women show their love by allowing the young men to whip them as a way of thanking them for protecting them. What we see culturally as abuse is very different in the eyes of the tribal community. Their scars symbol sacrifice for each other and as Morgan says the bonds are what holds humanity together. He then goes onto interview the idea of marriage both arranged and “found.” Choices of marriage are explored and trusting family to know the proper match in many parts of our world end up in a happy and prosperous life! Love is not always left to chance. The best part of The Story of Love though was about our homeless. There are nearly 5 million “invisible people”across Europe and North America. Joshua Coons, a hairdresser in London who believes small acts of love can make a big impact. He walks around Peckim and finds people who need a haircut. Many people find themselves one minute with a home and the next on the streets. Not all those people you and I see are any different from you and me. Giving support to each other shows a sense of caring in a selfless way and the #dosomethingfornothing has taken hold all across the world.
Created as a social movement it encourages others..each of us, to do something for someone for nothing. It is as they say a beautiful thing. If each of us would take a moment each day to say hello, give a smile or do something loving for someone as Morgan says “Imagine what a transformation we could make in this world!” I could not agree more.
Take Care of YOU and One Another!
Here’s my monthly Sweet Life challenge from me to you. Take a minute to do something for nothing and drop me a line telling me what you did. I would love to hear how we in Fortbend can rise up to the challenge of spreading love. firstname.lastname@example.org