I know that simply living in this vibrant world and being conscious of current events puts us in frequent contact with stories of tragedy, divisive messages, and marketing that sells unattainable perfection. While these negative elements compete for our attention and shift our focus, there is something else I know – Love is Louder.
Now, I don't think that these signs will end war. We still need to stock our food banks and teach everyone to read. There are vaccines to be developed. Justice is not universal. There is real, important, critical work to be done. But I do believe that hope is a rallying call, and sustaining for those working to make the world a better place.
Sometimes it takes a little love to pull on the marching boots one more time. Of course it is love when we take a deep breath and say from our heart, "I am so very sorry." With love can come the acceptance we are seeking for ourselves or for others – the kind of love that fills up space so that there is no room left for hate. A little hope, a little love can inspire one to do more, to try again, to believe that change is possible, or remind us why, in fact, we do this work at all.
Thank you for joining me in sharing the love. Love really is Louder.