Open HandsThe best way to learn how to care for others is to say thank you when this sacred gift is offered to you.

But so often we miss the opportunity to learn this skill because we say, “Thank you for offering, but I’m fine.”

We have cut off the lesson in mid-sentence, and the seed with so much potential to grow and transform our lives, and others, falls onto the hard packed dirt and is lost forever.

But if we will take a deep breath, swallow our pride, and understand that this is indeed a sacred gift, then we can respond with, “Thank you, I appreciate that.”

Then we will learn what it feels like to be loved, cared for, and we  won’t be able to keep it to ourself any longer.

The world needs us to accept the gift of this precious seed into the soil of our hearts so that we can share the fruits with others.  

I am thankful to so many of you who have offered me these seeds of hope.

Let us pass it on.  Pass it on.