We choose not the ones we love, but rather the way in which we love. It is up to us as individuals to embrace others and exhibit understanding, compassion and empathy to other particular situations. At times we forget that our creation was and still is based on love.

  However love, like a beautiful flower, does no one any good unless we share it with the world. What difference would it make if it was the most breathtakingly beautiful flower with the most fragrant scent imaginable, if we keep it all to ourselves?

   Love creates peace within…it keeps us connected to our creator.

   People say that war is necessary…but I say there is no reason that killing, that which our God created is ever necessary. I doubt that the orphans left behind in the aftermath of war would see the necessity in such a violent action.

  There are things that happen on this Earth that we may never understand…but my solution is simple…if you are not contributing to my Peace…then I can not give my energy to you. However if you want to know Peace…it isn’t hard to obtain…because it is within you.

   Why would God create us without the tools needed to walk this Earth…in Peace? And why do we fail to use these tools? We are armed with an inner light which can be emitted upon others, if we open our hearts to it.

   But I understand that the darkness can be enticing…so much so that we don’t realize that it has captured us. It is that darkness that allows us to believe that being destructive to other beings and the precious Earth may be permissible…but that is simply not the case. It is never okay to take away that from which we did not create.

  When did our words become so sharp and our actions so destructive? How do we recover from this devastation?

   One day at a time, one foot in front of the other…acknowledge and accept our differences. Let us show one another that what has been separating us can be the very thing that brings us together.

  It is not important to look like me, believe as I do, or sound like me… for me to love you. I love you simply because you are of my race…the human race. I promise I will try and be patient with you…and I will fall short…and for that I will apologize and try again. Forgive me, as I will forgive you…for any past or future transgressions. I will pick you up when you fall…dust you off and help you get up again.

   And when our children watch the way we are attempting to make amends for any sins that we have made against each other…perhaps they, too, will love and find forgiveness.

   The more light we shine…the harder it will be for us to find darkness.