I've been working on a project all day that I wanted to share with you for this post...but it's not done. It will probably make it's debut next week.
So, for today, I'm going to do a post that I've been thinking about for a long time. Last summer I read Everyday Grace by Marianne Williamson, and it reaffirmed my belief that the only thing that will save us is love.
Only love. Nothing will change in this world until we forget ourselves and start caring about others.
With that, I'd like to share with you a few quotes from Marianne about love.
"People deserve love not because of what they do, but because of who they are."
"The only way to achieve an exciting life is to be willing to be excited and exciting. The only way to achieve an excellent life is to be willing to be excellent. The only way to achieve love is to be willing to be more loving. Who and what we decide to be, in each and every moment, is reflected back to us in worldly forms."
"When we realized our mission is to love and forgive, we realized that every situation is an opportunity to do so."
"Forgiveness is our decision to see the love that is real in all of us, despite whatever appearances to the contrary there are."
And one last one:
"Everything should be interpreted as love or as a call for love. When someone has not shown us their love, our power lies in knowing they would have, had they known how. They are not wrong so much as they are wounded, and our role is not to judge them but to heal them."
That's just a handful of the wisdom of love that Marianne shares in Everyday Grace.
I have to admit that it's very difficult for me to love everyone in my life. There are some people whom I don't even like. So, in reality, this post is a reminder to myself that I need to remember to love more and to let anger go.
Thanks for letting me ramble on. Now go and enjoy the rest of your weekend. :)