Wednesday, September 23, 2009

when the power of love overcomes the love of power...

i feel bad for kanye
and people keep asking me why.

that's why.
i have love for kanye west.
"if you judge people you have no time to love them."

thank you, Mother Teresa. one of my favorite people, and high on my list of people i am DYING to meet in heaven. yep, that was a pun.
brilliant. just thinking about her makes me want to cry.
she's so full of love.

some may say that kanye doesn't deserve love after what he did.
or that hitler doesn't deserve to be loved.
or stalin

"oh but kanye/hitler/stalin deserves to be hated"
no one does.
God does not hate anyone.
and God's work isn't done by God. it's done by people.

honestly? i love everyone. everyone. in. the. world. no matter what.
hitler was so full of hate.
kanye was so vain.
stalin's mistakes cannot be undone.

i still love them anyway.
i do not love what they did, mind you.
but they are deserving of love.

love is everything. love is the only bond we can make as human beings. every good family, every friendship, every union is based on love. it holds us all together. without love life is like a beat that you can't follow. {hairspray shoutout}

want to know my favorite quote of all time?

"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway."

we are all human. we can't be perfect. it's hard to find love for someone you feel deserves a little slap o karma.

you know those stories?
the ones about someone who stands up for The Cause?
the girl who kindly greets a boy every day at school, even though he told the football team she was a slut.
the single mother who keeps happily showing up to neighborhood barbecues even though she has been the subject of many nasty rumors around. 
the man who forgives the drunk driver that killed his son.
these people are standing up for what they believe in.

they found love in their hearts to forgive.
these are the stories that make you cry 
when you're not even sad.

you don't aspire to be the person who bitterly stays indoors. those stories are not told for inspiration.

you may want to scream at them. pull at their hair. pour bleach on their armani suits. scratch their corvettes. get revenge. feel powerful.

that is not love.
and love is more powerful, more rewarding, more warm and strong and beautiful 

than anything else in the whole wide world.

i'm going to stand up for what i believe in.
and i believe in love.

this is why i do what i do.

no matter how hard it is.
no matter how hard someone pushes me to the ground.
no matter how hard it becomes to breathe.
no matter what.
i have the greatest strength that a human being can have.
the power to love.

l   o   v   e

love makes you feel like your organs are rearranging inside of you.
love makes your body feel like it's about to burst.
love radiates from every pore.
love drains the life out of you for a split second, only to rush back in at full force.
love makes life beautiful.

it is not between me and them.
it is between me and God
and God's work is love.
i have never felt stronger.
{photo courtesy of papertissue}

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