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Love– Do It!

Good things do happen to good people. The clouds do eventually go away and the sun does shine. Although it doesn’t feel like it sometimes, love is abundant in this world. Most people really do have an enormous capacity to love. Furthermore, love is contagious. It will spread as long as you let it. Love is easy. It has no boundaries. Love is creative. It brings about new ideas and feelings and inspires people to do what is right and good, but also to innovate, step out of their own little worlds and empathize, not just sympathize with their friends, coworkers, neighbors and maybe even their enemies. Love is forgiving. In love there is always a second chance. Love understands. Love waits for an explanation and is never quick to place judgments. Love has no boundaries. It transcends age, race, gender, economic status, intellect and religious belief. Love is comforting. It is the feeling you get when someone is there for you; when that person feels for you; when that person feels with you. Love is a gift. You have love inside of you, whether or not you know or believe that you have someone to give it to or receive it from, and this should be comforting. Love never ends. It will keep giving, keep creating, keep inspiring, as long as you let it. (I stole a bunch of this from First Corinthians 13: 4-8).

The point is that there is evil in the world. Crazy people do crazy things. Bad things happen for reasons that are beyond us. We cannot give into hate, skepticism and mistrust, however. We just have to love and trust and believe and see that this world is good and the people in it are good. The crazy people and the disasters don’t happen every day. Love happens every day, every hour, every second. If we can believe that, we can act on it. Love doesn’t take much. People remember little things, so do little things and spread the love you have. All this takes is something like a smile and a “thank you” to a perfect stranger.

I really hope this was helpful. Please reblog this if you thought it was helpful. I think it can be a lot easier to see the glass half empty sometimes, but I think we’ve come to a point in our history when that kind of thinking is dangerous. I think we need to learn to be more open and more willing to love and to be loved. That’s just my two cents. Thanks for reading. ❤