I want to talk about love, and the reason for this is from hearing about the recent attack in Manchester (and past events around the world.) My sympathy and prayers go to the families and friends who have lost loved ones, to the people fighting for their lives as I type this post and to everyone else who unfortunately, experienced it. This situation hurts my heart so much and to live so far away, I feel helpless. I cannot process how something so horrible can happen in a place that was supposed to make you feel safe and surrounded by people who share the same love.
One thing I realized is that with every hate crime that happens, we have to continue to love. As divided as humans can be, we cannot give up on each other.
We must continue to love greater than the day before.
We must continue to raise our voice, spread kindness and help others.
We must continue to create art and share it with the world.
We cannot stop doing things we love because of our fear of what can happen.
We cannot stop listening to music as it is known to heal and bring people together.
We cannot live out of fear, or we have lost the battle.
Do not stop living your life, loving the things you do and the things you want to do. Let your passion continue to spread and drive you to be better. Love everyone in your life, the people you see everyday and the people you will meet.
Please continue to spread passion, appreciation and kindness throughout all aspects of life. And no matter what, do not stop. Do not allow hate to stop you from living.
I truly believe that the power of love can drive out hate and I hope you can believe it too!
Here’s to changing the world, for the better.