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.