Something I’ve heard both in everyday life and in the media is that we need to spread love, specifically in this day and age when we so “desperately” need it.
“There’s no more love in this world,” one will say.
“Nobody cares about each other like they did before,” another will reply.
And the answer for why things aren’t the same anymore?
“Because we’re entirely too divided,” is what I normally get told.
But I look around and although I do see division in a certain sense, I see love sprouting from everywhere. I think it’s easy for us to get sucked into our own miniscule reality due to our feeds that splutter out the good, the bad, and the ugly without any filters. We have to realize we see everything in a vacuum, away from actual physical life, where it’s so easy to focus on the bad more than the good. Those who are present in everyday life and talk to different people, visit various places, and continue to learn new things about our world will see everything good it has had to offer over the past couple of years – all the good that we regularly overlook because we get stuck in our bubbles.
This holiday season especially, I saw so many acts of giving, many moments of kindness, and lovely words exchanged throughout the community. The spirit of the holidays was prevalent and still remains throughout these beginning months of the year. I’ve seen more people speaking up for what they believe in, implementing better behaviors for themselves and the good of others, and achieving the important milestones they set out for themselves.
Do you notice it? If not, what are you letting overshadow it?
During a month where love weighs a little heavier on our minds, this is something to keep in mind. You can’t really do wrong by voicing that others should be spreading more love in the world, but I don’t think it’s fair to say that it doesn’t exist anymore or that no one cares. Trust me, everyone cares, whether you believe it or not. And maybe the world we inhabit isn’t perfect, but if I look to my left and then look to my right, I can easily recognize the forms of love brewing around me.
Now, you try.