If you ever doubt Basic Human Goodness… {Videos}

Via Waylon Lewis
on Nov 21, 2012
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Love is Actually Everywhere. Often it’s not particularly dignified and newsworthy, but it’s there.

Basic Goodness.

I was kindly picked up yesterday at the airport by my friend Jeanne. She brought my dog, Red, who I miss horribly when I’m on the road, as a surprise. Having been traveling for 11 hours, they were a welcome site. I spent maybe 10 minutes on the Denver International Airport floor, hugging and wrestling Red and talking happily with Jeanne. As we went to get up and go home, we both paused and just watched folks hug and greet one another for awhile. I remarked that if anyone doubted human nature, all they had to do was wait at the airport and watch families and friends and loved ones hug and rejoice and cry for awhile.

And she said “that reminds me of Love Actually.” So I looked the videos up.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “If you ever doubt Basic Human Goodness… {Videos}”

  1. Had you not seen this? My fave "modern" Christmas movie (after "It's a Wonderful Life.") So good!

  2. […] Single again at Christmas: I’ve watched Love Actually five times. Five Times! Maybe I should whore myself out like LeeAnn Rimes. Country music? Let’s get together […]

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  4. […] Ok, this the very last one, I promise (by popular demand, from Love Actually): […]

  5. […] I believe in basic human goodness. I believe that all people are basically good, and that because we are in pain or angry or have mental illness, sometimes we are capable of horrible acts. […]

  6. […] you have to do is know beyond doubt that you are good, that you possess inherent worth and […]