Love Will Save The Day

I don’t know about you, but in my family, we learned to get along. Amidst the eight of us, plus the parents, there were a lot of personalities and opinions swimming around. When I lived with my parents, I recognized the delicate art of give and take and the mutual appreciation and respect, opinions notwithstanding. We had to share the same space and with that fact of life comes responsibility, at minimum a desire to survive and be happy.
But I am not here to talk about survival. I am here to tell you how to thrive.
We live in this country, and want it or not, like it or not, that’s a fact. Face it, this country is your family, filled with estranged uncles and crazy cousins. We need to learn to get along to survive… but to thrive, we need to learn to love.

Love will save the day.

Which day? Every day. Election Day. New Year’s Day. The day we have to face other countries but face them not with opposition but with an example. Enough idle talk. Let’s walk the talk.
We say we are so great. The greatest country in the world. With that position comes great responsibility.
If we want to be the oldest brother, it is our duty and pleasure to model the right behaviors and the right desires. That comes either through experience, collective wisdom or both.
Being the oldest child in my family, I was measured by a bigger stick but I also had some privileges as well. The greatest privilege I’ve ever had was the ability to change or affect the course of my siblings’ lives. The reason being? They look up to me… but I’ve earned that privilege.

This is not the time to grab the others by force but to earn their respect and admiration through consistent application of wise moves such as showing compassion, consideration, dedication, appreciation and love.

This country needs love.
We need love.
Our children need love.
Not division and derision.
Love. Plain and simple.

So I dare you to go out and show a little kindness. Sure, they may have a few different opinions, but be patient. In the end, your patience may pay off and you will gain that respect and be able to speak into their lives.

What’s the point of beating the air with your words that just fall to the ground or dissolve because they had no meaning to the other person… because you tried to take their attention and belief by force? The quickest way to storm the castle? Through love. People will invite you.

We can do this. The Pilgrims stood for something at one point. They believed in a better future.
So do I.
So do we.
So I will be hopeful today and tomorrow because I believe in the inner goodness of each one of you. I believe we are capable to take the higher ground. It is time. Enough of the muck, hate and stone throwing. We are better than this. Don’t participate in becoming what you hate the most: someone else. Not you.
So I will love today. I will love tomorrow. I will love myself through it all and I will love you all through it… because I know that precious truth…
Love is the answer.
                      Love will save the day.

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