Recently, the New York Times posted an editorial article with the provocative title: “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This.” The article described the author’s journey through an evening with a friend where they discussed increasingly personal questions, followed by four minutes of looking into the other person’s eyes. The author notes at the end of the article:
I wondered what would come of our interaction. If nothing else, I thought it would make a good story. But I see now that the story isn’t about us; it’s about what it means to bother to know someone, which is really a story about what it means to be known.
Mandy Len Catron, New York Times, January 11th 2015
Our challenge to you this week: make time to see people. Perhaps start with family members, co-workers, or acquaintances. Plan to volunteer at one of our legal clinics and spend some face time with our clients and supporters. Get involved in a service opportunity. In whatever way you can, pause and take the time to see those around you. And then don't be too surprised when you find yourself loving them more.