So I now resolve to do just a little more than what I have been doing lately, to do my share to contribute to the love in this world. Now I am probably the most preoccupied person on the planet. When I get involved in something, everything else can wait until I'm done. But these are a few things I can do: Intentionally carry some spare change around to give to those in need. (It's not my place to judge how they will use it or whether or not they really need it--just give out of goodwill!) What about being a more thoughtful driver? Maybe I didn't technically cut the BMW off, but maybe I could have been more thoughtful about using my blinker? Did I secretly want to show the BMW that just because he is driving a Beamer doesn't mean that he's going to be ahead of the pack all the time? (No, really, I'm not that person, swearsies.) And here's one--keep in touch with friends, even if it's a quick hello on Facebook, e-mail, or phone. I may not have the time to personally visit or write a letter all the time, but I can show concern and interest. You never know when you will talk to someone for the last time. Another thing I can do is encourage my children to act respectfully and kind toward all people. One may disagree with another opinion without acting out hatefully.
And just because I need even more inspiration on the subject, I found these quotes on what others' views of Love are:
If you have love in your life it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you don't have it, no matter what else there is… it's not enough.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Phil CollinsMother Teresa
Love can make you do things that you never thought possible.
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Love burns across the infinitude.
I may not have everything figured out, but this is at least a start for my part in making the world a better place to live!