I have also decided to stick with love, for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems. And I’m going to talk about it everywhere I go. I know it isn't popular to talk about it in some circles today. And I’m not talking about emotional bosh when I talk about love; I’m talking about a strong, demanding love. For I have seen too much hate. I've seen too much hate on the faces of sheriffs in the South. I've seen hate on the faces of too many Klansmen and too many White Citizens Councilors in the South to want to hate, myself, because every time I see it, I know that it does something to their faces and their personalities, and I say to myself that hate is too great a burden to bear. I have decided to love. If you are seeking the highest good, I think you can find it through love.
Sunday, while Brad and I were on a walk to get coffee, he pointed out that I often have self-destructive habits and talk poorly about myself, which is definitely not one of the qualities he loves about me (which I don't blame him)
Then, on the way into work this morning I was listening to NPR's show Tell Me More and host Michel Martin was interviewing comedian Margret Cho. At the end of the interview Michel asked Margret 'Do you have any advice you want to pass on?' and her advice was spot on:
'If you can just think of yourself as beautiful and tell people that you're beautiful and it just sort of starts this great rumor about you and that's really what we need. We need more of that. We need more beauty and appreciation of our own beauty.'
Cheers to Love,