This is my public proclamation of Love.
About 20 years ago, I noticed that I started putting hearts everywhere. I’d draw them on my grocery list. I’d use them instead of punctuation when I journaled. I’d sign my emails Love, Britt even if I had never met the person. I was setting an intention, I suppose. And at the same time, my intention to be love was just moving through me. I still draw hearts. Everywhere.
You see. It’s simple: Love is why we came here. It’s what we are. I seriously love EVERYONE. I love my ex-husband (still and always will).
I love the police officer who arrested me when I was 19 and the could-have-been-boss who never hired me. I love the one who cut my position, and the one who told me I wasn’t welcome without saying a word. I love those who open the doors of their heart to me again and again. I love Trump and Biden and all the others. I love them all and perhaps do not like what they do so much. But seriously? The alternative to love does none of us any good.
I love those who have loved me out loud, scorned me, shunned me, unfriended me and criticized me. I love ALL beings. Those who have money and don’t want to give it up and those who have none and want it given to them without cause. I love those who run sweatshops and have caused others harm with intention and ignorantly.
I will say it again: WHAT, dear friends, is the alternative? To NOT love? For what desired outcome? And for what ultimate good?
For me, I will go on loving. I will love always. For this is why I have come here. And this is what I will do in the face of darkness, light, love and loss until I no longer walk this earth. This is my tiny little light shining forth on the world… My lamp may never be a “12000 candle” brightness… but when one lost soul gets lost in the woods, I will hold up my single, bright flame and they can come to my House.