It was 1977, I was eight years old, and my dad and I were sitting on our brown and orange floral couch in our little dirt basement house talking about the movie, "Oh, God!". George Burns played God, and John Denver played Jerry Landers, who worked in a grocery store. God picked Jerry to be a “messenger in the modern world”. There is a scene where Jerry asks God, “How can you permit all of the sufferings that go on in the world?” God responded, “I don’t permit
suffering, I permit free will. You can choose to love and cherish each other, or you can choose to hate each other.”
I remember asking my dad what God meant when he said that. My dad explained to me that we all had a choice how we treat people, we can be mean, or we can be loving. He went on to say, “Just like we are doing now. I love and take care of you, we love Great Gramma, we love our pets, and we share with others.” I liked that answer a lot. I did love my dad, my Nan Nan and my sweet rescue pets. I knew my dad shared. We didn’t have much, but I would see dad give money
to people who needed it the most.
For the entire month of December, I challenge you to end suffering by choosing love. Let’s share. Please follow me on social media. I am going to give you an idea each day of how to be more loving. And of course, I will be sharing.
Have a loving December,