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To Be Found

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.” – Thomas Merton

Every once in a while, Lily or Molly quietly disappear from the living room. When I go look, I always find them lying on the bed waiting to be found. When I sit next to them and snuggle in, they always perk up – mission accomplished. That’s all they want. They just want to be found. A simple yet profound reminder that all of us just want to be found, to be missed, to be sought, to be seen, to be heard.

“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” – Eric Hoffer

“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” – Eric Hoffer

When we get out of our own head long enough and use our heart to find others with a smile, a compliment, a moment of attention, our world expands and grows richer.

And when we search and find others, we actually find ourselves, our best self. Shine a light, feel the warmth.

17 Comments Post a comment
  1. To be found, yes, that is it.

    September 3, 2014
  2. Sweet!

    September 3, 2014
  3. Your timing sits perfectly with me tonight, Kathie. These are some great, true words.

    September 3, 2014
  4. Ahhh how sweet and true of both animals and humans! Awesome post! Hugz Lisa and Bear

    September 4, 2014
  5. Reblogged this on blondiesBEARista and commented:
    My blog friend Cast Light posted this awesome post that I want to share with you!

    September 4, 2014
  6. Our dogs teach us so much about love and what matter most in life. I love this idea of being found!
    Val x

    September 4, 2014
    • They sure do – they have their PhD in unconditional love – thanks!

      September 4, 2014
  7. mvobsession #

    Shining and glowing here 🙂

    September 4, 2014
  8. And for those of us who have had the delight of “being found” our job is now to find another – maybe one who has never known this delight. Thank you for this important reminder – that even dogs bask in that glory!

    September 8, 2014
    • Beautifully said – it is our job and it provides real purpose and depth in life. In giving we receive tenfold.

      September 8, 2014

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