Johnny Barnes

I’ve been reading a wonderful book called Love for No Reason by Marci Shimoff. It is very inspiring, full of wonderful examples of unconditional love. I have folded over so many pages, and could keep myself busy for years just looking up all of the amazing and beautiful people she depicts in the book.

One such man is Johnny Barnes. He lives in Bermuda and for over thirty years, he has stood on a busy street, waving at commuters, blowing kisses and telling them he loves them.

He began his waving mission when he was an electrician for a railway company. Each day before work he would take an hour and and wave at people. Retired now, he wakes before dawn and takes up his post, waving and sending love for six hours a day. He’s been happily married for over fifty years.

Love for No Reason is a book that will open your heart. It just feels good to read!

I read Johnny’s story out loud to Seth just now, and he loved it. We did a little searching and found the video above. I am so appreciative of YouTube. I’m so happy to see Johnny’s face, and hear his voice, and feel his blessing. I love books and technology and this interconnected web of a Universe.

I love Johnny Barnes, all the way from Cleveland.

I love Love.

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6 Responses to Johnny Barnes

  1. Floortime Lite Mama says:

    WOW – this is fantastic
    you are blogging again
    Thrilled – I saw you had made a comment on my post on HP – and decided to check your blog again – though I know you had stopped blogging last summer
    So happy

  2. Oh and I like this post so much

  3. Chris says:

    What a peapod he is!!!!!!!

  4. Amanda says:

    The world needs more people like him…

  5. kario says:

    Can’t talk. Gotta go get that book!

    Thanks for sharing.