I know you care.
The fact that you’re reading this means you’re committed to growing and learning about love.
Today I want to talk with you about promoting peace and leading with love. With everything that has happened recently, many are wondering, “What is going on?” Our hearts have grown weary of the violence. The question I want us to consider together is, “What can we do?”
Here in ‘Love Box Land’ we’re praying and promoting ways to #Share More Love. Don’t you think it’s time we increase the frequency and intensity of love with our family, friends and communities? You know, LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. We believe it’s time to counterbalance fear with faith, peace and love.
Mother Theresa said, “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” That’s the place to start. “You must see that there is love at home and at your next-door neighbor’s and in the street you live in, in the town you live in and only then outside.
You see, we’re all family – brothers and sisters in God’s family.
There are many things we can do to promote peace and love – from random acts of kindness, to getting to know your neighbors to speaking up and one of my favorites whispering or holding our tongue instead of yelling. Love is slow to anger and rich in compassion.
What has helped our family build a foundation of love and celebrate differences is the ‘Original Love Box’ tradition. Before even writing a love note you need to think about the other person and answer these 2 questions.
- What do you love about the other person?
- How is the person a gift to you?
Love Your Neighbor
When you take some time to reflect on these questions and then write love notes, you are creating a precious gift and intimate connection. When you write your feelings down and then speak it to the other person, you’re creating tighter bond. Then when you re-read the notes over and over again, you are multiplying your loving feelings and re-living the loving moments.
I pray it continues to heal and build up others. We are humbled that thousands of people have done the tradition so far. Last week we got a shipment of NEW Original Love Boxes. In a limited quantity. You can find out more on the shop page.
Let’s be #Love Agents who are on a mission to love others. Bigger. Broader. More. We can do this by loving others with our thoughts, prayers, words and actions.
Let’s turn up the heat on Love.
Love is the only force that will overcome hatred and ultimately, unite us.
I wonder, “How can we build a ‘Love Revolution’ that will sweep across America?” I certainly don’t have all the answers but I would like to talk with you about the question. I would love to hear your thoughts and explore if you would like to align efforts.
So the final question and challenge is: What are you doing to GROW love in your family or community?
We’re all going to need to pitch in to SEE CHANGE. I KNOW we can do this.
Christine M. Martinello