And the songbirds keep singing like they know the score

I need some love around here, it’s been a rough couple of weeks.

I love:

-Believing. Whether you believe in a higher power, yourself, your family, your friends, a mystical power, your dog or the power of chocolate, I love the thought of belief. I think whatever it is that gets us through our good times, bad times or indifferent times has the ability to define us and make us who we are. I love that believing is a personal and almost inexplicable thing that makes us who we are.

-Diversity. I love human difference, and I think it’s incredibly sad when others let the color of our skin, gender or sexuality to define who we are. I think it is the diversity of human beings that makes everything exciting and tolerable; I can only hope that one day we will live in a world where we are not judged by the color of our skin, the beliefs we chose to have or the people we chose to love, this things are what make us human, make us exciting and make us who we are. It is these differences that make the world a better place.

-Hope. I love hope. I believe in hope and if anything, I think hope is one of the things that drives everything. Because in the face of such tragedies like war or the earthquake in Japan, famine and disease I can only hope that these things will make us and the people affected stronger and better. I realize that in the face of such things hopelessness is the dominate thought, but it is hope that will get people through adversity.

-Humans. Because with all the examples of horrible human beings and other disasters we are faced with, I believe in the human race. I believe in the kindness and generosity of people and that for every bad person, there are hundreds more that make me believe that evil and bad does not dominate and that good prevails. I think we have a lot to learn from one another, but it is the human spirit that gives me hope for the future.

-Friends and family. I think I’ve include friends and family in every love list, but it’s true, these are the people that keep you going. They’re the people I call, text or email when something good or bad happens. They make me laugh, make me think and make me feel loved. Each relationship is unique and important to me, I know that the people we chose to associate with are a reflection of who we are and I am happy that these people allow me to be their friends and family.

-Sun. How awesome have the last few days of sunshine been? The lilac blooms are in bloom and their smell is permeating the air. The feeling of excitement, that people are more laid back and happier. I love the warmth on my skin (that is protected with the highest SPF I can find). I love flip flops and dresses. I love the search for the best fake tan, because while I love a good tan and how it can make you feel so much better about yourself, fake is the way to go for this gal.

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