I have developed a bit of a reputation. Now I know what you are thinking...NOT GOOD. Right?! Back in high school "a rep" meant that a girl was known around town as...well, you get the picture. But in this case it IS a good thing. Very good.
Some time back I started seeing hearts . Heart-shaped clouds, queso drips, radishes, leaves, splashes of coffee on the condiment bar at the coffee shop. Thanks to fancy technology, I have been able to capture these hearts and share them with the whole world! Or at least the part of the world contained in my social networking site. Over time other people began posting pictures of hearts they saw in real life. They began tagging me, and eventually just posting the pix on my page. A regular love fest.
It occurs to me that that's how Love works. Love, as Mercy, flows most powerfully toward those in deepest need. Once it is received, perceived as Grace, (something we did nothing to deserve, a free gift with purchase, a get out of jail free card) it builds within us, transforms us from the inside out. In time we are so be-loved, we overflow. Love moves our world, shapes and molds our environment to draw others to us, and finally pours into their lives through us. An unending chain of love.
What we see around us is a reflection of who we are. With this in mind, start looking. If you find you don't like what you see, never fear. Remember...Love flows most powerfully toward those in deepest need.