Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world.
All things break. And all things can be mended.
Not with time, as they say, but with intention.
So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.
The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.
Two long years have passed since I wrote Your Love Matters, during my Simply Enough book launch. Two years of upheaval and loss, fear and uncertainty, disagreement and disillusionment, less-than-loving ways.
Two years of testing our ability to love through it all, regardless of beliefs & biases, in sickness and in health, vaccinated or not. Two years of creating space for what matters by letting go of layers of what does not.
In that first article, I wondered whether clearing clutter (loving our spaces) could really create a more meaningful life. That’s the premise of my book, Simply Enough: Create Space for What Matters … that by clearing the layers of less significant, we create space for the more.
More meaning. More contribution. More love.
I still believe that clearing our spaces (physical & energetic) is a choice to love.
I recently had the opportunity to help my friend’s daughter clear her estate after she died. It was an opportunity to let go, layer by layer, as we gave away many many (many) treasures she had gathered & created during her life.
It’s quite a process to give away someone’s treasures once they’re gone, and I made a promise to give even more of mine while I’m still here to enjoy the giving.
What a gift to receive this reminder that of all the things we gather while we live, what truly matters is always the LOVE we give away. While some of our possessions may hold an imprint of who we were at some finite point on our journey, the lasting legacy will always be how we made others feel.
So keep loving, every chance you get. Let your love shine from your eyes as you look in wonder upon the world. Let it spill from your heart as you tell someone they matter. Let your love flow into the world through simple acts of kindness, of compassion, of joyful giving.
Keep loving … intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally.
Your love matters now, more than ever. Whatever the problem, the solution always seems to be … love more.
We’ve got this. Our collective love will light the world.