I love love. I love everything about it. Just saying the word fills my heart with lovey goodness. I love life, and things and people and just every living thing. And I say living thing because everything has life; yes even your coffee table. So don’t go thinking I’m some sort of crazy tree hugging pipe smokin’ acid dropping hippy peace loving freak. I’m not.
Well not entirely. (I’ll leave you to your imagination and you can try to figure out which one of those I really am). I actually just woke up one day and realized we should love everyone, all the time, right now.
Ok well maybe it didn’t happen quite like that. I didn’t always have so much love in my heart. I’m glad I do now though. There used to be a time when I spewed hate and hurtful things to people, about people. Day in and day out. I mean, not all the time, but a lot of the time.
There used to be a time when I wasn’t a very nice person (imagine that) and then I ended up single, doing major self discovery and having a totally new purpose and passion in life.
My new mission was to make people feel good about themselves and make sure I always leave them smiling. Ironically enough, not everyone loves that happy smiley person. Ah well, can’t please them all.
Why is it critical to love everyone now?
There’s too much negative stuff going on.
People are getting divorces, cancer and other diseases are spreading, mass shootings are more common now then ever. People are hating on people all over. There is just so much negative stuff going on in the world and all the world desperately needs is love. Lots of it. Remember, our children see this and they are our future. The future of the world
So many sad people today.
Everywhere. There are sad people everywhere, all around us. At our work, at the grocery store, in our neighbourhood, even in our own homes. People are sad (and for the sake of this blog, I don’t mean depressed where they are under a doctor’s care or anything like that. I don’t know enough about that to blog about it) and more people turn to alcohol and other substances to control their sadness. The only drug they need is love.
Love heals wounds.
Yes it does. Love heals broken hearts, and other booboos. Try healing something with hate or hurtful words. It won’t heal. It will actually hurt even more. It’s a healing energy. Go and spend some time with someone who is hurting and give them nothing but love. You will see they will bounce back faster and sooner than if they had no one healing them with them tenderness. Try it.
Release anger and hate.
Here’s the tricky one. You know that person who did you wrong? The one who broke your heart, talked bad about, stole your parking spot _________ (insert other hurtful stuff here) Ya, that person. Just send them love. Daily, continuously, silently, yell at over the rooftops if you want. You can go on and on and on about how they did you wrong and keep all that toxic energy alive, but, why would you want to? Free them and yourself.
Love speeds up forgiveness.
Whether you want to talk about it or not, forgiveness is a very important part of releasing a toxic person from your life and I mean that person from #5. We have all been hurt by someone at some point in our lives. Please don’t hang on to that anger and resentment. Why do we do that? Let it go, forgive, release, send love and move on. Anger and resentment only hurts you, not the person who you hurt you. Get that? Forgive, send love. Please. Do it for you. Do it for the world.
Love is already inside of you. All you need is in you right now and it’s in you to give. Please give out more of it.
Peace and Love
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