“Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.”
—1 Peter 3: 3-4, ESV (via godsradicaldaughter)
“Deep listening is the kind of listening that can help relieve the suffering of another person. You can call it compassionate listening. You can listen with only one purpose: to help him or her to empty his heart. Even if he says things that are full of wrong perceptions, full of bitterness, you are still capable of continuing to listen with compassion. Because you know that listening is like that, you give that person a chance to suffer less. If you want to help him to correct his perception, you wait for another time. For now, you don’t interrupt. You don’t argue. If you do, he loses his chance. You just listen with compassion and help him to suffer less. One hour like that can bring transformation and healing.”
Pure joy looks like this little girl discovering rain for the first time. We hope this video reminds you there is much to smile over (maybe even clap and giggle about) each and every day.