On the eve of the new year with the impending threat of death, doom, and destruction looming over 2012, it is important to remember the real reason we are all here on this blue marble of a planet. And that reason is simple, love. Everybody wants to be loved. They want to feel love, fall in love, and have love’s warming grace flow through, around, and all over them. I don’t care who you are or where you are from, we all have the same desire to be loved. People that are the happiest are happy because they have found love. Some find it in the food they eat, in the money they have, the things they own, the people they’re with, in the god they chose to worship, romantics find it in their mates, and bubbly people find it in everything that they do.
The sad fact is that people who are assholes, criminals, and douche bags are the way they are because they lack love. They want love just as much as the next person, but for some reason they don’t know how to open up their hearts to accept love in. They weren’t shown how to love, or are incapable of experiencing it. Thus, they have taken the path that leads to the antithesis of love. But everyone wants love to touch their lives. And the funny thing is that it is there, always present, to be experienced by all. Even just hearing the words said to you, “I love you,” brings a smile to your face and warmth to your heart. It is like you just received a verbal hug. It feels good for the person hearing it as well as the person saying it.
Love is all around us. It is in the wind, in the sun, in the stars, in the flowers, in the laugh of a child, in the touch of a lover, it’s in a parent’s hug, or even a strangers greeting. It can be as big as the ocean or as small as a snowflake, but love no matter the size, makes you feel like you can climb any mountain and conquer any obstacle. But, you have to have your eyes and your heart open so it can find its way in. There are many ways to experience love. I’m not going to get into the many way one can let it in, or the many different forms that love can take.
One way of letting love into your life is by doing good things for yourself or good deeds for others. I try to be a good guy, I live by the principle of paying it forward. I do things not because I am afraid of being judged by anyone, including a higher power, but because it is the right thing to do or because I would want someone to treat me in that manner. In the comment section below I want you to share something you did this past year that brought love into your life or into someone else’s. Or something that you plan on do this upcoming year that will spread a lot more love into the world and help curtail the spread of hate.