love is everywhere!

I just got home from a really long day, and I started thinking about  people. Every day, we encounter people who come off as catty, rude, or apathetic. And it can be so easy to retaliate with an equal amount of attitude. But I have something that I want to share with you.

Everyone is born the same. Yeah, we are all different, but we are all born as innocent, loving creatures who are new to the world. As we get older, we go through different experiences that shape our personalities. Some people who have tough experiences at an early age can sometimes come off as aggressive. People who have been sheltered can seem petty. Every experience we have alters our emotional and psychological makeup. But at the root of every person, we all need love. We, deep down, are still those newborn babies who are equally as fascinated as we are terrified by the world. I believe that all people are innately good, but that insecurities and fears get in the way of showing our true selves.

So, I challenge you to embrace your inner newborn. Feel free to love everyone around you with all your heart. Once you open yourself up to that kind of happiness, you realize how truly wonderful the world is. I know it seems dreamy and starry-eyed, but give it a chance. You'd be surprised--the more you allow yourself to love, the more the people around you treat you with the same love. There is too much hate in the world with terrorism, murders, corruption, and hate crimes for us to focus on our petty issues and allow them to consume us and make us angry people. Let's fight the hate with as much love as we can muster.

It's time to start feeling the love, people!


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