all that matters…

January 8, 2013

pure joy

If we can find the place…

where our hearts are bigger than our egos

where we step into the joy of being

where we trust the deepest parts of our truest selves

where play is the thing

where all people can love freely and are supported and protected

where everybody’s mama is your mama

where we fall over all our faults and broken parts and keep crawling or rise back up

where we embrace the world for everything she is and is not

where we love big and in messy ways

where we become gentle with our tender hearts and others

where good food and shelter are in everyone’s reach

where we believe in good and the goodness of others

where we hold the space for a change no one around us thinks is possible

where we hold prayers and hope close

where we look with eyes wide open at suffering and can no longer abide it

where we live to create  and create to live

where all we can see is all that matters

where we treat each other like blood, like brothers and sisters, even if we get on each others nerves

where we believe we can heal each other

where we hold tight to our shared humanity

…where we stand boldly in kindness

this is where I am going…this is what I want to be part of creating with all of my messed up heart…this is what I want to leave for my children.

…because kindness changes everything.

11 Responses to “all that matters…”

  1. Maria Says:

    Amen! Beautiful once again ~

  2. Kelli Says:

    yep. what you said…..

  3. Jeri O. Says:

    …where Patience Salgado writes generous, beautiful things that make Jeri cry…
    Lord! Every time you write, there is this little spark that sparks and the world feels like a warmer, happier place…Yes, Kindness Changes everything! xo

  4. Jen Bailey Says:

    Patience this is one of the most poignant, loving, wonder inspiring pieces you have ever written. I am deeply moved. Thank you for Being and Becoming who you are, that you may share your gifts with the world. Just breath taking.

  5. Cindy Says:

    What lovely words!

  6. Ann Says:

    Dear Patience,
    Just keep taking wonderful breaths with your breathtaking words. Live, love and hopefully, keep sharing. Bless you and all that you hold dear.

  7. Beautiful, just Beautiful! Kindness is indeed everything. Love is the answer.

    HUG from my heart to yours And keep on doing the lovely heartfelt things YOU do and continue to inspire us to do the same.


  8. Erin Wilson Says:

    [I keep marking this post as unread in my feed reader because I love looking at her sweet face every time I open up the reader.]

  9. […] Kindness Girl wrote a touching post on how she wants to make the world a better place for her kids. […]

  10. Amber Says:

    So, so beautiful.

    I want to go there, too.

  11. YES! I’m there with you! Yes, gentleness, messy love and hearts, shared mamas, prayers, community, believing in goodness, creating goodness, being kind because it DOES change everything! Patience, you got it, soul sister! For every moment you feel alone and defeated, i am telling you, there is someone out there like me who is repeating your “slogan” (it’s late, i can’t htink of another word): “kindness changes everything.” It sure does. You are changing the world, Patience. I’m with ya! Love, Lisa

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