i have decided to stick with love

Happy Wednesday! Gosh - I love days like this, the kind where your mind and body think it's one day, but they're actually a day behind! Thank you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., thank you.

Speaking of...

I know I am a day or two late and a dollar short, but I think MLK was the kind of dude that wanted his ideologies to be spread year round and not just on one day.  So, in honor of him, I am keeping MLK Day going this week and sharing one of his quotes. It is one of my all time favorites and totally on par with my New Year's Goals.  I have been trying to be good about my goals - but lately, I have noticed myself slipping back into a pattern of too much hate, especially directed at myself. This quote is a good reminder for me.  Now, I know this might not have been quite the same context he originally had in mind when he spoke these words, but I think he would be okay with my interpretation of them.  At the end of the day, Martin was onto something, 'for I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind's problems.'  and the way I see it, you can't truly love someone else until you love yourself first.

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) there are thousands of other reasons though.  Negativity is not a good trait to have and I am working on it, slowly.  Also, let me be clear, it is not that I am an unhappy person. And I don't actively try to be negative, but sometimes it is just too easy to be unhappy with specific things - blame it on society, blame it on whatever you want, but at the end of the day positive physical outlook starts within. amiright?!

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.'

I am hoping if I put this on the blog it will help keep me accountable and remind me to happy and content with what I have going on :) Plus, once it's on the internet it stays there forever, right?!

Cheers to Love, 

<3 BB

1 comment

Kait Comiskey said...

awesome awesome awesome. love it. stick with love.