Thursday, February 5, 2009

Super Bowl

Not the Super Bowl you`re thinking, but a story of people showing love to others who don`t always get it. People who are leaders that show love and compassion for others. We all have a choice when it comes to loving others, we can do things that hurt or do things that heal.

I cannot understand why someone would deliberately go about hurting others. Maybe it comes from low self esteem and by hurting someone else it gives them some sick sense of power? Or it might come from a need for recognition, "tear down all the buildings around you so that you can have the tallest building"! Or it could be greed, somehow by you losing they can gain financially. Maybe it is just plain self- centeredness, they just can`t have anyone appearing as good as them. In any case, I just don`t get it.

It is so much easier to lift up others and in doing so, love spreads even to those who may not otherwise get the love we all desire. Imagine a world where no one loved. I can`t imagine it either! Instead, what if we all spread love out to even those who no one else shows love to. What if, every time we felt like filling our own selfish needs, we instead found someone in need and served them first? This is leadership!

A leader who is willing to hurt or discard even one person in order to satisfy his/her selfish motives is not a leader! Leaders serve others even when there may be no self gain. They give love and show compassion to all, not just those who they have something to gain from.

My point is that serving others brings such joy to everyone and sets an example for others to serve and lead. Here is a short video of serving others and winning the Super Bowl of Love. Please watch... A football game gives hope


Jules said...

I agree John. This goes back to the old saying, "Hurting people hurt people." Can you imagine the joy that those people on the sidelines felt loving the players for who they are. Try this.. when you are feeling crappy or lousy, go do something for someone without expecting anything in return. I guarantee your attitude will turn around.