Love: The Simple Big Deal
Love: The Simple Big Deal

Day 29: Reflect on reaching out with love

I don't know whether it's a coincidence or not, but it seems that lately I've been seeing love in the most surprising places. No, I'm not talking about couples smooching in the park! I'm talking about the kind (and kinds) of love that we've been exploring for the past thirty days.

Of course there are the usual day-to-day frustrations; tempers run short when you're fighting wild weather, winter doldrums, and post-holiday letdown. But I have also seen little acts of kindness, or one stranger treating another with respect, or a very thoughtful post online that turns a spiraling conversation around.

I have also thought more about love than I have in a long time. Hearing about it, talking about it, sharing ideas and wishes and challenges - I've been amazed at the depth and breadth of discussion that we are capable of on such a seemingly basic topic. It's kept me in a more loving frame of mind and, when I check in with myself, that feels good.

If only people could keep this kind of love alive in their hearts all the time! Imagine how much better our world would be if everyone talked about love during the rest of the year the way we have this week.

Well, really ... what's stopping us?

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  • Deborah (she/her/hers) joined the staff of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries in 2009. She brings more than thirty years' experience providing administrative support to organizations large and small, both corporate and not-for-profit. Her breadth of non-profit experience...

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