four love-based experiments I plan to try

1)  Slow Sundays:  I like the ring of Slow Saturdays even better, but realistically, Sundays have more space in them for this experiment, in which I reduce the speed of my normal movement by at least half for as long as possible, and resume doing so as soon as I notice that I have forgotten all about it. I might set an hourly chime to remind me. I tried it out this morning and made it all of about 3 minutes, but it was intriguing, and it did bring me closer to the speed of tenderness. I'd like to play with it a lot more. 

look for the love

been thinking about that quote from Mr. Rogers about looking for the helpers, and realizing it doesn't go quite far enough to satisfy me.  Maybe this is what he really means, but for me, it feels even better to intentionally look for the love.

Because love is there in any situation. Even the most egregious acts of man and nature stir up the circulation of love in the world.

words of comfort and wisdom from mr. rogers

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world."
  - Fred Rogers

slowing down to the speed of tenderness

this post is a reminder to myself of something very important that I once knew to be true but keep forgetting:

My life feels much sweeter when I think, speak, and act at the speed of tenderness.