Monday, January 10, 2011

Love Thy Neighbor

I'm sure everyone by now has probably heard about the Tucson Arizona shooting this past weekend and the innocent lives that were lost. There seems to be a new level of anger and rage in this country. As a people, why are we allowing this? Why choose separation and anger? Why not come together in tough times?

I don't claim to know the reason behind the shooting, nor do I think it matters at this point. What I do know is that attitudes and moods are contagious. It is proven in study after study. Why are we allowing minds to be poisoned with negativity, anger and hatred? We must come together as a country (a world) and change the mood. There are millions of everyday people in this world. Let's use those numbers to start spreading love, acceptance and peace.

My all time favorite YouTube video shows just how simple it can be. (warning: you may need a tissue)

Imagine the masses exuding love, acceptance, compassion.
Imagine the power of the movement if done by the millions.
Imagine the benefit of the contagious spread of love and happiness rather than hate and anger.
We are all capable. Let's begin now.

Reach out to your friends, families, neighbors.
Use technology to reach those far away.
I believe we can do it. I believe we have to.

I send my love to all of you.

Prayers for those whose lives were lost and for those families grieving the loss of their loved ones.


Elena said...

You made me cry. In a good way. And yes I know I am the only one who didn't hear about the AZ thing. I was serious when I said I avoid all news media. The fear and negativity the media feeds breeds more fear and negativity. God forbid they'd spend the same amount of time on do-good stories or videos like you shared. And you're right....we have to start spreading the love.

John said...

Very well said Lynn! Couldn´t agree more.

rachel awes said...

i loooooooove that free hugs video too & am sending you love & hugs.

Lenetté aka The Shitzizle said...

i just don't surround myself with those types of people. a little rant now and then is fine but i don't do negative and hate, so those people don't stay in my life... i don't even attract those kinds of people.

julochka said...

well said.

Jaime said...

Such a beautiful post about love.
I thought that guy was so brilliant when I first saw that free hugs video... we need more of that in this world!

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