Compassion

Sometimes

I find the weight of the universe resting on my shoulders

In the sense that humans are so small in the grand scheme of anything

It makes it hard for me to breathe.

But then I meet people in my life

Who just are so much more than merely a person

Who have something to give to this world,

With hearts and minds so grand.

People who love unconditionally,

Those who live with unprejudiced hearts,

People who smile for no apparent reason,

Who have living life down to an art.

Being a human is so much more than playing lord over it all,

It’s about respecting everything, even the small

It’s about the connection between introspection and interaction,

The love that binds us all.

I want to be a person capable of such kindness,

Such compassion, and such respect.

Someone who puts others before herself

Not because I am told to but because I have seen others act,

In such a loving, and human way.

I want to inspire others as you have inspired me,

Giving people hope for tomorrow,

Despite the hardships of today.

You are such a wise and loving person,

You have loved me so much,

I can’t form the words to even begin to describe how this has affected me.

Needless to say:

I hope to love someone in such a humble way.

Starting today I will strive to love myself

In the same way that you love me

So that I can love others uncompromisingly.

I hope you get,

That now I know,

That the universe is such a big place,

But is meaningful because of people like you.

I love you,

Like a dandelion who is growing,

Full of hope and promise,

Because I am going to bloom into a person

Who has something more to give

Because you have helped me see

What it means

To be a little, insignificant blip in the universe

A human, me.