Dare to Care
All most people really need is for someone to care- to care about them. It doesn’t have to be something grand when one is caring. It does have to be truly from the heart, though.
I’ve always cared about and for humanity. Heck, I went to college to become a reporter. All I ever wanted to do was save the world. I guess it’s a big idea, saving the world.
These days I go about saving the world one person at a time through readings and classes. Why? Because I care.
Caring isn’t always the easiest. Some people don’t want to be cared for or at least they think they don’t. Perhaps, they feel they are not deserving of being cared for or about. Care anyway!
When people do not treat you appropriately, care anyway. I know it can be difficult. We don’t know where people have been, where they come from. If this was known, would we view the situation differently?
Backstory: Not too long ago I had a procedure and stayed overnight in the hospital. I chose to have headache medicine over pain medicine because I have been known to get migraines, although I hadn’t had one in many years. It was coming. I could feel it. I waited 90 minutes for that pill. I just knew I would be throwing up soon. The RN finally came in without my meds. I said something and his response: ‘You’re not going to rush me.’ I said, ‘I only need you to care.’ He left and did not return. I called my daughter. She called the nurses’ station and they cared pronto.
I cared enough about myself to call my daughter, who cared about me and continues to care about me no matter what. We need people like that in our lives, people who care about us and who we care about in return.
I forgave once I started feeling better. Do I care about that RN? I do. I care about him and care about the patients he will help. I pray for the highest and best in all situations.
Open your heart even wider and start caring for others more than you do already. Opening the door for someone in caring; walking someone across the street is caring; helping someone carry their groceries in is caring; picking up the phone is caring; wishing someone well is caring.
Don’t forget to care for yourself, too.
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Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.