“Charity is the soul of faith; it gives it life; without love; faith dies.”
-St. Anthony of Padua
There is place where heaven touches the earth. In that place exists an abundance of love. There all creatures, both big and small, come to celebrate the dance of life. It is a place where pain is edged out for a moment in time through shared generosity as souls meet in communion with one another. You can go to that place whenever you so wish. You just have to reach out and grab the hand of the person who needs you most. In a world that can be so overwhelming, you can still travel to that peaceful and magical locale where kindness takes over your heart. It is through acts of benevolence that you are uplifted as you become a vital part of all that is good with humanity. When expressed in a loving way, your soul swells and begins to ride a wave that gives life to faith and that trusts in something greater than yourself. For when you step up to stand strong for another, you journey to that place where love resides and both of you will not return the same as before. A charitable act that benefits both the giver and the receiver. Whose ripple effect undulates over and over again taking you both on a journey of a lifetime. Through the relationships you make and for the love of a friend, can’t you just feel that there is a blessing in the air?