A wise man once said, “Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love.” (yeah that’s right, I quoted Dumbledore- but seriously how can you not love Dumbledore?)
I really don’t know how to begin this. It is quite difficult really. You see, what I would like to accomplish here, with this particular blog, is to tell you how I think the world needs to love more. This probably seems really silly. But if you were in my shoes you might understand why this has been weighing on my heart so heavily lately. Taking a social psychology class where they talk about aggression and peer influence and what not – that doesn’t help. Watching people I care about go through war with other people, trying to always have the upper hand and keep their prides in place-but wasting valuable time they could be loving, that they will never EVER get back, making scars that will take even more time to heal- that doesn’t help. Just living in this world day to day and watching politicians bicker and blame- that doesn’t help. All in all, my life hasn’t had a whole lot of good ‘ole lovin’ in it lately.
This greatly saddens me. I love to love. Shoot, I live to love. We all do in a way. No one can look me honestly in the eyes and tell me that love doesn’t matter- it always has and it always will. I probably sound really sappy, but you don’t know how many drafts I have made of this one particular blog- and I’m having a difficult time even putting my thoughts straight. I can’t tell people to play nice- shoot I can’t even get myself to play nice sometimes. But I know that if I were to die in the next 24 hours you wouldn’t see me in my car railing at some crazy driver on the road, you wouldn’t see me on facebook, or any of those things. I would be with my family, my friends, everyone I’ve ever loved- and I would be cherishing them and telling them how much I love them. Because, when I really start to think about it, dying isn’t even that scary. Not living is what is scary. Not being able to wake up in the morning and tell loved ones how much I care or giving my parents hugs, or spending time with my siblings- that is terrifying- that is what I don’t want to miss.
So why can’t we, why can’t I, love everyday? I wouldn’t give that up for anything else in the world- and yet I find time to be selfish. The only thing I can honestly say I enjoy doing above all else in this world is loving others. It brings an inner peace so unexplainable, a bliss unimaginable. Therefore, if I can’t get the world to love everyone- I’m going to do my best loving those who have always been brave and lovely enough to love me.
In conclusion, I just hope that you have an open mind today. I pray that I can, and that if all else fails, I myself can love to the best of my ability. While you may blow this off as another philosophical “yes, yes I know I’ve heard that a thousand times,” I pray you have love today. I’m also sorry if this whole blog seems silly- but for the last couple of weeks I have just wanted their to be peace & love- what better time of the year to want that?