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Love, Kindness, Togetherness and Positivity Conquer All

Glad sight wherever new with old

Is joined through some dear homeborn tie;

The life of all that we behold

Depends upon that mystery,

Vain is glory of the sky,

The beauty vain of field and grove

Unless, while with admiring eye

We gaze, we also learn to love.

~William Wordsworth 1770 – 1850

Wordsworth is probably my favorite poet, possessing the ability to generate visuality; transporting the reader to a scene, or human interaction and rapport, awakening memories and senses previously hidden from the heart by a cloak of invisible shade and obscurity.

His poetry; ‘I wondered lonely as a cloud’ celebrates the joy of seeing daffodils ‘beside a lake beneath the trees….’ When I read it, I am ‘there’. One element does help, I have seen a lake blessed with ‘daffodils fluttering and dancing in the breeze‎’.

We are entering a season full of freshness and color; evident from the positive descriptions published by the LinkedIn and BizCatalyst 360° community. Springtime can generate more smiles than any other season‎.

Positivity, kindness, and love are oft used words that can only warm the hearts of those willing and able to surround themselves with such emotional feelings.

Empathy also comes into the equation as the words combine displaying a unity of life and relationships that may be taken for granted.

Positivity is a word mentioned so many times. Take instinctively negative thoughts and translate them into positives. ‎ Never easy, but not impossible. The more positive thoughts that can be generated from a barrier against receiving negatively postulating, situations where walking or strutting around seemingly looking for ‘victims’ can be counteracted and potentially ‘cured’ of such negativity.

I acknowledge my tendency to evangelize positivity, but it is based upon my life’s experiences including beating a potentially lethal cancer ‎(described in my blog featured in The Divine Breadcrumb).

Love and kindness are emotionally charged. Receiving kindness and creating an emotional response. One can love a vintage red wine or love caramel ice cream (guilty!).

Between two people, love is a naturally created feeling; an emotion, growing with intensity; an almost chemical reaction, from the first mutual exchanges looking into the eyes of a potential loved one.

Kindness is the most active word as it can be extended to anyone; strangers, friends, partners; and anyone recognized as being a bit low.

In conclusion, my opinion is that those of us who regularly exchange comments generated by articles and posts on Linkedin and BizCatalyst 360° possess a like-minded empathy toward each other. We don’t have to agree with every word, but there is a high degree of thoughtfulness and indeed empathy. If everyone automatically agreed with everything there may be little to discuss.

We are fortunate indeed that the level of harmony enjoyed on LinkedIn and Bizcatalyst 360° borders on the unique.

Carpe diem. Never take for granted the supreme level of harmony and togetherness we all enjoy‎.

Comments on love, kindness, and positivity and their combined benefits would be so welcome.

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Simon Lever
Simon Lever
Prior to his retirement, Simon engaged in software and services sector search and recruitment for American companies around Europe. He has retained the enjoyment of engaging with people from other countries and cultures. His energies are now directed towards voluntary community activities, journaling, and exhibition stewardship. He is a Featured Contributor for BizCatalyst 360°. As an Exhibition Steward, at the 1000-year-old Winchester Cathedral, he is responsible for guiding visitors from the world over, around the award-winning 'Kings and Scribes Exhibition', which includes the 900-year-old Winchester Bible. The exhibition introduces visitors to Winchester's historical significance as a former capital of England. Simon's journaling activities are published on BizCatalyst 360° and accompanying posts on LinkedIn, He acknowledges the inspiration afforded him by Carol Campos of Massachusetts: Life Strategist, Writer, and Intuitive Business Leader who introduced him to writing with feeling; from the heart. Simon's forté is creative writing; the accent on the natural environment, transforming feelings, emotions, sights, sounds, and scents of Mother Nature's landscape; hills and rivers and woodland into words, transporting the reader to the locations. Essays include accounts of his life in former days. Instinctively writing in such a spontaneous manner, descriptions become life-like. His often emotionally charged writing, whether describing a surreal 'Son et Lumière' at the Grand Place in Brussels to experiences acquired during European business travel. Journaling and Exhibition Steward activities are his key sources of inspiration and creativity. Kindness is ever more important, where he is a promoter of Shelly Elsliger PPCC's 'Decide to be Kind' Campaign. Simon champions Positivity, Empathy, and Kindness and has been described as a 'Beacon of Positivity'.

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  1. Uplifting Simon. Thanks for your reflection. I’ve been sharing pictures of the greenery of daffodils with friends who are home bound in this time.

    Just in from a colder day! 32 degrees F and raining and windy . . . blizzard conditions in the Gorge nearby . . . and expecting their arrival any moment. . . thrilled to remember the daffodils are still on their way. As is spring. . . this coming week is simply a seasonal departure en route to spring.

    And BizCatalyst 360 degrees and LinkedIn is a delightful way to connect with people as we each continue on our own journey.

    blessings,
    Cynthia

    • Dear Cynthia,

      Thank you so much for your uplifting comments. Daffodils are I think, most likely to create a smile. They always seem to be lookig in the direction of the onlooker.
      Enjoy the weekend it is about 1degre Celsius here with a wind…..but the skies are blue, so all is well.

      Thank you again, Cynthia

  2. Your final comment, Simon, “my opinion is that those of us who regularly exchange comments generated by articles and posts on Linkedin and BizCatalyst 360° possess a like-minded empathy toward each other. We don’t have to agree with every word, but there is a high degree of thoughtfulness and indeed empathy.” made me step away to think how to phrase my comment.

    First, I agree.

    Second, my takeaway from having been on this platform frequently for six months or so, is that many others do the same: Step away and think. The knee-jerk responses are few and far between. The will to find something to like or relate to, even in the articles we wholehearted disagree with, is what makes this platform so special.

    Does it matter that there are lengthy author profiles? I don’t think so. What matters more, to me at least, is that the person I may disagree with today posted something I totally agreed with last month. So when I disagree there is curiosity.
    The site gives the ability to easily go back and see a broader body of work and if it is the particular subject discussed in this article that we disagree over, there may be other subjects where we are more aligned. Or life experiences are described so different from mine that can have informed the author’s opinions that I am willing to consider that having lived under such circumstances, I, too, might think differently.

    I am not sure that had the very same articles been posted as Linkedin long articles, I would have been quite as curious or quite as willing to put in the work. So perhaps the genius of Dennis’ thinking is to leverage the networking abilities of Linkedin with a site NOT heavily polluted with sales pitches? We know from experiments that introducing monetary rewards in games brings out the worst in people. You don’t even need to give it to the participants, just put some dollar bills in the room and they behave less ethically. So do we process differently here where no advertising adorn the side panels?

    So with these thoughts, thank you for your post, Simon, and thank you for the daily spark of color that you send us with no thought for anything but to lighten up our day.

    • Dear Charlotte,

      What can I say? You have taken time and creativity to reply in a most generous manner.
      A good thing is we can call each other genuine friends without fear of a ‘hidden agenda’. My spirits and lifted by such exchanges of warms and synergy.

      Should I have lightened your day, the reciprocity is mutual. Thank you.

      I do wish you a most wonderful weekend.

  3. Thank you everso for your warm reply. Spring is just around the corner and Mother Nature and the Universe welcome us with good positive vibes. Spring is indeed full of Hope and everything is possible. The days’ are longer! It starts getting light at about 06.15 and full sunrise about 7.15 am. Than again., Carol

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