Coral’s Healing Room at Coralsblog.com 505-269-9242 iwritetohealmyself@gmail.com I rise early. I go to bed early. If you need me, I will make myself available to you.

Today, I offer a challenge…and I will be the first one to accept…

“We are so provided for”…(a great majority of my posts are inspired lately, by Nahko lyrics…thank you Nahko. You have changed my life).

What does that mean…that we are so provided for?

To me…being provided for is a way of being, a way of living…who we are…a knowing that we are loved and cared for and taken care of…we are home…we are okay…we are so provided for…

This post is actually about those who are not so provided for…and how we can help…we can help because we are so provided for, and to be honest with you, that is what we are here for in the first place.

How can we possibly provide for those less fortunate? We can do all we can with the resources we do have available to us, can’t we?

I believe that we can and I am going to challenge each and every one of you, today, to do one thing…just one thing…for someone else.

There are no rules and No one is going to check up on you and see if you did it, only you will know…and I can promise you…you will be glad you did.

Open a door for someone. Give someone a brand new bottle of water…did you know that on your morning commute or your evening commute, or in between commutes…you will see someone who is thirsty? You will see someone who struggles…help them…

You will be at a stoplight and maybe, just once, don’t turn up your music, unless it’s a great song and you want to share it…or turn your head away…Don’t try to time the light, so you don’t have to drive up and feel the less fortunate…sit in that for a moment…what is that? This feeling of not wanting to look? This feeling that if you look, you might actually feel compelled to help?

Why do we do this? We are uncomfortable at the sight of someone struggling? Or is it that we think they are full of shit and they should get a real fucking job like us? Pay their own way, like us? What is this about?

I know…I have had all of these thoughts myself…I will not lie…I have given the dog, next to the human, a bone…and nothing for the human…in my ignorance…I have been judgemental…and that is okay. I was ignorant and I stand corrected…

I do not stop at every light and I don’t claim to reach everyone…Here is what I do…everyone I do see, I send them love…from my heart, and often audibly…I say, I love you…to every one….homeless or not…I try to always send love, especially, if I see someone struggling…because every single one of us needs love and every single one of us has love to give away…

We walk next to people with less and we walk next to people with more…and we all see people, every day, with nothing at all…and in our hearts, we can feel who they are, can’t we? If we are not so busy, trying not to lock eyes, we can feel these people and we can, always, make a difference…

I used to smoke, a lot, especially in my car and someone at a stoplight would ask for a cigarette…why not? I mean, really, why not? Because I worked for it and they didn’t? Because smoking is bad and why would I pass that one to someone else?

Bullshit on both…a pack of cigarettes…I’ll just round up to $10.00 a pack or .50 a cigarette…and passing on bad habits…I was sitting, at the light, like a fucking asshole, with my window down, blowing second-hand smoke on them…the least I could do is give them a fucking cigarette…don’t you think?

And what if they spend money on alcohol or drugs? I don’t know…what if they do? I did…I mean, I shudder to even calculate, what I have spent on alcohol and cigarettes, over the course of my lifetime…what if they spend the dollar you gave them, on something you don’t approve of?

And, what if we stop right here…and I ask you, is it really our business? Of course it is our business…it is our money. We are obliged to do with our money, our things, ourselves, our animals and our children, as we wish…right? Right.

This challenge is for you. This challenge is not for the people I have witnessed that need a hand…this challenge is to help you, to open and elevate and inspire you…and what a gift, but only if you open it…

If you want to feel better today….and only if you want to…because we are so provided for….go spread some love…go spread some joy and some hope…some peace and compassion…some humilty and some gratitude…

Grab two of whatever you are getting today, wherever you are… and give one, the bigger one, the better one…to someone else…

If you’re just not there yet, I totally get it…just do what you are able, and only when you are ready…and hurry the fuck up about it!

We need each other…we all need each other, whether we know it or not…we need each other now…

My challenge is out there and now it’s up to you…and whatever you decide, I love you just the same…I truly do…

I know, from my own experience, that this challenge, will help you more, than it could possibly ever help anyone else…so if you want to feel better…go out today and give someone else a hand, a hug, some love, some water…a smoke, a meal…pay it forward at Starbucks…

Do something today that will bring this world together. So something positive and loving and kind and compassionate, because YOU do make a difference! You really, really do.

Have a beautiful and blessed day today and go out and make a difference!

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