No Charge for Love: Giving and Getting it is Priceless

No Charge for Love: Giving and Getting it is Priceless

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“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” ~ Morrie Schwartz

Today is the first day of April and the first day of the Ultimate Blog Challenge.  I decided that this month I will dedicate to posts about love.  So feel free to send me stories, poems or quotes that inspire you to love more.  I believe if we could all learn to just love and focus on this one thing the world would change forever.  As Nelson Mandela says, “no one is born hating”.  It is a learned behavior and we can unlearn it.

The following story is inspiring and shows the true meaning of love:

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups, and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard.
As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt tug on his overalls.
He looked down into the eyes of a little boy.
“Mister,” he said, “I want to buy one of your puppies.”
“Well,” said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat of the back of his neck, “these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money.”
The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket,
he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer. “I’ve
got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?”
“Sure,” said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle. “Here Dolly!” he called.
Out from the doghouse and down ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur.
The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight.
As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed
something else stirring inside the doghouse.
Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller.
Down the ramp it slid. Then in a awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up….
“I want that one,” the little boy said, pointing to the runt.
The farmer knelt down at the boy’s side and said, “Son, you don’t want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would.”
With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe.
Looking back up at the farmer, he said, “You see sir, I don’t run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands.”
With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the little pup. Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy.
“How much?” asked the little boy.
“No charge,” answered the farmer, “There’s no charge for love.”

( This story was posted on FB by, *heart touching fun * )

My challenge:  Look for ways that you can share love in the unique way only you can.  Somebody out there needs a little love today.

Namaste,

Maria Elena Escobar

Don’t Wait For the Spot Light: Let Your Own Light Shine Bright

Don’t Wait For the Spot Light: Let Your Own Light Shine Bright

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“People are often unreasonable and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.   If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.   If you are honest, people may cheat you.  Be honest anyway.   If you find happiness, people may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.   The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.  Do good anyway.   Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough.  Give your best anyway.” ~ Mother Terresa

Each one of us is special and unique.  The world may take issue with you recognizing your brilliance and standing in your magnificence but remember stars can only shine in the dark.  So when you choose to live your life like the shining star you are remember that other people’s opinion of you is none of your business.  What they think of you is a reflection of them, not you.

What you think of you is all that matters.  So give yourself permission to be fabulous, because you are!  You alone can determine the legacy you will leave.  Go for it!  Never miss an opportunity to be your authentic powerful self.  You are an infinite being, live limitless.  Shine your light in all the dark corners of the world and live in Technicolor!

It breaks my heart when I hear people say I am not going to do that good thing because others won’t appreciate it.  It does not matter if your words of encouragement fall on deaf ears, share them anyway.  Shine your light.  It doesn’t matter if your acts of kindness are never noticed; if that is why you’re doing them you’ve missed the point.

We are divine love, the only time we are truly our authentic selves is when we are expressing or feeling love, everything else is ego.  You came to this world to express love, be love and learn to love your own magnificence.  So shine!  Don’t worry about the responses of others.  Don’t worry about being in the spot light, bring your own light and let it shine!

My Challenge:  Do some random act of kindness today for someone and do it so they will never know.  Remember your magnificence today and don’t forget to look in that mirror and say, “I love you”.

Namaste,

Maria Elena Escobar