David and I plan to take a ballroom dancing class soon. I think it will be a blast. (He thinks so too.) Something new is always fun to look forward to and, of course, always shows our childishness and our age, all at once. 😉
Have you ever noticed how many classes are offered in your community? Taekwondo, pottery, guitar…? The list goes on.
What if there was a class offered about LOVING well?…not sexual instruction, but a human one? Would you be interested? I would. I want to love well. I want to learn what languages to speak to be most effective.
Maybe the class would go something like this: Look into the eyes of another person- someone you don’t know. SMILE. Ask their name, hobbies, where they’re from? What are their dreams and passions? Listen. Ask “why” questions. Listen again. Find out how they like to contribute to this world. What are they good at?
My sneaky suspicion is that we can do this every day. We don’t need a class, just the BRAVERY to start a conversation. Who doesn’t need your smile and kind heart? That’s the syllabus for this class. (you don’t even need a pencil).
Hurry up. Run You’re late to class. LOVING 101 is about to begin.