Exercise Compassion Every Day
While I love to concentrate on all things love and romance on this blog, the most important aspect of all is LIFE. Here, I love to Explore Life and Love, One Word at a Time. At the beginning and end of every day, I express my gratitude for life, love, family, and all those good and wonderful things in between.
When we focus only on the things we like and enjoy, or merely on topics and points of view that comfortably fit inside our comfort zones, we grow more hedonistic and become less empathetic. Itâ€™s far too easy to miss important things that are happening around the world that have so much meaning to human existence. One perfect example of this is the still developing story of the #ThaiCaveRescue where on June 23rd, 12 boys and their coach who were trapped deep in a craggy cave after monsoon flooding blocked their escape. Rescuers were only first able to discover where they were ten days later. The first miracle is that fact that they are all still alive!Â Â
Thai Cave Rescue
Iâ€™ve mentioned that I’ve been closely following the #ThaiCaveRescue on Twitter, but I hadnâ€™t devoted a post to this phenomenal ordeal and test of strength, endurance, and faith. Iâ€™ve been actively keeping these boys, their amazing assistant coach, the brave selfless rescuers, and all of their families in my prayers, and I have been thinking of them constantly. Iâ€™m a firm believer that the power of prayer and positive thinking, regardless of your belief system (or lack thereof), can make amazing things happen. Call me crunchy, but Iâ€™m an unashamed PhD whoâ€™s totally into faith, family, love, life, romance, and spreading positive vibes around the world. Oh yeah, and science, lol. :-*
At the time of this post, all 13 people have been rescued and are safe in a local hospital! Rescue efforts were beyond taxing and grueling, and one Thai Navy SEAL has lost his life in the extremely dangerous rescue attempt.Â TheÂ boys and their coach were 2.5 miles deep inside the cave.
It is my prayer that all of the boys, their coach, and all other rescuers will be safely reunited with their families as soon as possible.Â I’m so excited to see what wonderful stories will develop for each of these kids.
If you havenâ€™t had a chance to learn more about this, please take the time to do so. This is an example of a modern miracle with the amazing feats of the rescuers. May they all be recognized and showered with accolades for doing what so many heroes and heroines from around the world humbly describe as merely doing their job. Thank you.
I donâ€™t know about you, but following this very human story has certainly made me reflect on what things are TRULY important to me in this life!
“We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.” – Luciano de Crescenzo
Sending Love and Light to all of you.
Â©Atina AtwoodÂ 2018 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time
â€“ Atina Atwood is a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, Romance. Follow her onÂ Twitter,Â Facebook, andÂ PinterestÂ for more.
I write contemporary Romance that often centers around our most joyous occasions â€“ holidays â€“ and the stories tend to have a â€œclean and wholesomeâ€ feel. My books have multicultural main characters that are strong-willed and purpose-driven, and there is always a happily-ever-after (HEA). The stories vary in heat-level, from sweet NA first-love romantic stories to contemporary romances with a dash of suspense and tastefully heated, sensual moments.