It has been over a month since this soulful endeavor has begun. Within this time, I have been blessed to have acquired the fellowship of like-minded loved ones, also looking to spread peace, love, and perhaps happiness.
Both alone and with this small fellowship, efforts have been made to reach out to the hearts of those we know and those we do not- to send peace and love their way, and hopefully inspire them to do the same.
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”-Mother Teresa
“If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” -1 Corinthians 13:1-7
These are two of my favorite quotes concerning the subject of love.
Simple and true, but yet often hard to follow and easy to forget. Instead of accepting what the Universe has laid forth before me, as a challenge to strengthen and enrich the soul- I often find myself fighting through the circumstances of each day- catching myself sending less-than lovely vibes to my fellow beings- trying to change outcomes begrudgingly.
It’s amazing how quickly things can change, or at least appear to change, when you approach them with a feeling of love. Truly allowing for whatever to happen, accepting it, and still sending out peace and love to yourself, and everything and everyone around you- despite how hard it is to do.
The Dalai Lama said, “When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”
With that, I leave you with a ‘Love Letter to the World’: