What the world needs now, is love, sweet love.

It is easy in the light of events like those that occurred in Paris on Friday, to feel angry, to hate, to turn on those who are innocents, to turn inwards. But what the world needs now is love.

Love

 

I have been pondering what I as one person, far away from the many troubles of the world, can do. And I have decided it is pretty easy really. I can love. And maybe my love will ripple out a little to those around me, and their love will ripple out around them, and so on.

So how can we spread the love? The good thing about love is it is simple. And free!

Smile a little more at strangers. Hold open doors, offer to share a heavy load. Say thank you to those who show you little acts of kindness. Pop a few items in the food bank collection box. Donate something to help those refugees that are running scared from the same threat as we are. Welcome those who need a place of safety.

Be tolerant – you don’t have to agree with someone’s view to respect them, their’s is formed from a life’s experience you will never know. And I don’t mean you have to accept views you find abhorrent, more that discussion should come from a place of respect, not accusation.

Be there for someone who needs an ear or a hug. Bake a cake or cook a meal to share with others. Treat all the children of the world as if they were your own, they are all as precious.

Do the things you love. Make art, make music, sing in the shower, run through the leaves with your children. Enjoy life. Love life. Look for the joy in the small things and the boring things. (And if you find the joy in ironing, please let me know, am struggling with that one!). And laugh, life is often tragic, but it is more often funny. Be silly. And be kind.

And as for terror – I don’t have the answers. I only know that in my heart I don’t feel that hate or war or violence are the answers. I don’t know how you stop these attacks. I cannot control the behaviour of others, only of myself. And I will not hate. I will love.

Love Miss Cisco XXX

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  1. November 16, 2015 / 8:49 am

    I love this post 🙂

    I couldn’t agree more with you… On Saturday morning we lit out peace candle and asked O to help us. He is only 4, he has no idea what is going on in the world, but he knows how to love with such purity of Spirit. I suggested he think about how he feels when he tells us he loves us and then imagine that feeling running down his arms, out his fingers, and into the candle. He did it without question… I wish I had his trust sometimes!!

    I then focused on doing the same myself, sending that loving feeling out to the world and knew without a doubt that’s what we can all do. We can love. We can cherish. We can support. And, perhaps most importantly, we can forgive those who act out of fear. Not the acts themselves. They are horrific, but I wonder if those who act out of fear already experience enough hatred and what they need is love.
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    November 16, 2015 / 9:00 am

    Lovely post Sonya xxx

  3. November 17, 2015 / 9:07 am

    Such a lovely post and so very true. It’s not difficult to be kind and caring and put a smile on someone’s face.
    We can always rely on you to make sense of a difficult situation in a way not everyone would think of, and it’s to your credit!
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  4. December 1, 2015 / 8:42 am

    Wonderful post Sonya and exactly my sentiments. We often feel helpless in situations like this but we can take what we have in our hand (love) and use it well. Well said!

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