This I Believe- Love Until Why
One quote that has stuck by me for years is and that has affected how I go about trying to live my daily life is by Martin Luther King “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” This quote has inspired me to remember to pour love into everything I do.
Loving others doesn't end at your relationships, it spreads out into your daily lives with people you aren't familiar with. Live everyday being nice to the people you encounter. Smile at people you don’t normally talk to, you never know how lonely they may be feeling or how bad their day may have been. Tell your family and friends you love and appreciate them, because you never know when you won't get the chance to. Love the people around you unapologetically. We all struggle with issues in our private lives that can start to take a toll on us. You never know what the people around you are going through. Being the light in someone's life is so much more than just being kind and being there to listen, it's pushing them to do better and reminding them that things get better no matter how hard they seem. It's telling them when they mess up and supporting them and showing them they are capable of being and doing better.
When the people around you give you every reason to give up and to be hateful, still show them love. Love the people around you until they ask why. Pour love and compassion into everything you do and watch it turn not only your life around, but the people around you.
I believe that being hateful creates a hateful mindset only leaving room for more hate. In a world where devastation and terror seem to be at every turn the least we can do is love. It may seem insignificant because we often feel so small in the grand scheme of things, but even doing the smallest act of kindness can make a huge difference, whether we realize it or not. We have a voice and the power to change the world, much more than we give ourselves credit for. One small act of kindness can create a domino effect having a much bigger impact than we could ever imagine
Love others until they ask you why. When everyone else is being hateful, take pride in being the light in others lives even when you can't find one in yours. Love unapologetically and expect nothing in return.