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Buddha Love

“Love one another."

If we took those simple words to heart, we'd already be the Buddhas Jesus wanted us to be.
~ Kathleen Dowling Singh, The Grace in Aging: Awaken as You Grow Older

Payton and I were going home from our walk when we stopped at Jean’s for him to have a drink of water. I noticed that nasturtium petals had fallen in front of one of her Buddhas so I started taking pictures.

One of our other neighbors came by and said, “You know, Tuesday is Buddha’s birthday!” Jean said she wasn’t a Buddhist, she just liked the statues. And I thought, well maybe I should share this photo on Tuesday.

I did a little research and realized that different countries celebrate the birth of Buddha on different days. And today is the day he is celebrated in Tibet.

Like Jean, I’m not a Buddhist. But, I like the statues and I also appreciate some of his teachings as many of them are similar to what I learned as a child.