This week my mind and body have been busy, but my heart keeps steadily beating to one word: love.
I'm not a hundred percent sure why I'm feeling the need to LOVE so deeply right now, but I'm not one to question it. Every feeling of love I have makes my heart brim with happiness.
And love isn't just about loving those close to us: our mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, children and cousins, brothers and sisters. It's about more than our own nuclear families.
It's about accepting everyone for who they are. It's about loving people BECAUSE they are different. Embracing the colors and textures of the people and the lives being lived in proximity to ours. No matter what. Be that black or white, gay or straight, big or little, smart or dumb. It doesn't matter. Love them for who they are. They make up this world. And for every other person you show kindness to, you can hope that the pay out will be that they show kindness to someone else.
Love breeds love, and hate breeds hate. Choose love. Make it grow. The small actions you take every day can make a big difference.
I've been listening to this song, on repeat for the past few days. Even though at this point I've heard it at least 100 times, each time I still get chills.
So move forth in your day with love in your heart.