Are You Feeling The Love?

September 19, 2013

We want people to like us on Facebook or follow us or our organizations on Twitter. In fact, Kevin Roberts, CEO of marketing giant Saatchi and Saatchi says the brand sweet spot is respect and love. But do we know what love means?

Yesterday I got on a train. A woman was doubled over; bent in like a car crash. I gave my fellow travellers that head tilting look and mouthed ‘is she okay?’ People shrugged. I reached over the seat and gently touched the woman’s shoulder. “Sweet heart are you okay?”

She looked up wiping her face.

“Last time I was bent over like that my heart was broken.”

“Really?” she whispered.

“Yes….Do you want to tell me what’s going on?”

The world shrank. We talked.I gave her a whole bar of my precious Green and Black’s organic dark chocolate. She tore it open. That made me, then us, giggle.

If you want to matter do you notice what matters?

Are you brave enough to love even when it’s a titch uncomfortable?




I know there are probably typos. Done is better than perfect. Let me know and I’ll fix them.


4 Responses to “Are You Feeling The Love?”

  1. karen pinney on September 20th, 2013 12:32 am

    I love it. So very simple and honest. Karen

  2. louisekarch on September 20th, 2013 5:47 am

    Thank you Karen. One of those big tiny moments.

  3. Diane on September 20th, 2013 11:11 am

    You are remarkable! Thanks for sharing this post, very timely.

  4. louisekarch on September 21st, 2013 7:18 pm

    Thank you courageous Diane. I know you totally get this.

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