It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day and I figured I should, like countless other bloggers, post something about it. The post will be short and it will have absolutely nothing about racism. Instead this day draws my thoughts elsewhere, it draws my thoughts to love. Namely love that has been shown to me. The selfless love people have shown me in the past months has been amazing to say the least. On this day I just have to pause and say thank you to all the amazing people who have reached out to me. Just knowing that people care about me and how I’m doing is amazing. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful people in my life.
I think we underestimate the power of just showing an interest in someone else’s life. Many people may not have physical disorders or diseases but we all have emotional hurts. On this day, I challenge myself and everyone else to make an effort to genuinely show an interest in others lives. If we would decide every day to show others that we genuinely care, this world would be a much better place. By showing we care, we come closer to Reverend Kings dream. We may not be breaking down social barriers but we are breaking down emotional barriers. And there is a very simple solution to how to break down those barriers. Love. It’s as simple as that. So how about we actually start expressing that we love one another. The first step in that expression, is to show others that you genuinely care about them. I know I have been changed by the amount of love people have shown me. I can’t live my life like I did before. Self absorbed, selfish, with the occasional act of caring. No I have to start genuinely caring about others. I am going to make this first step. Will you join me?