Open Up Your Heart
Smilers never lose and frowners never win.
So let the sunshine in,
Face it with a grin.
Open up your heart and let the sunshine in.
by Stuart Hamblen
April 25th - Don’t knock, the doors always open
Loved people are loving people.
Unlike the doors of my house, my heart is always open. It’s open to more and more ways that love can fill my days, so I can share more love to people, animals, flowers, anyone. It seems to me that sunshine, happiness, laughter and joy always come when you let it in.
An open heart is a heart that is not afraid; it knows how to endure sadness. It knows how to heal and how to forgive. It is strong and loving. An open heart is not exclusively feminine or masculine. At its most basic, an open heart is a heart that is not afraid to love deeply. It is not blind to cost, or reason, or practicality, but it’s not necessarily governed by those factors either. An open heart sees possibilities. It has vision. It is patient, it is wise.
When the heart opens, we forget ourselves and the world pours in: this world, and also the invisible world of meaning that sustains everything that was and ever shall be.
I've heard a lot of people express the importance of keeping an open mind. But I don't think that's nearly as important as keeping an open heart. It is not my mind that allows me to be moved by compassion, to be understanding, to love others. It is my heart.
I am loved so therefore I can love.