“When I grow up I want to be mean to people and find ways for me and my friends to publicly tear them down!”
What? You mean you didn’t say that when you were growing up?
Well, of course you didn’t!
Treating ourselves and each other better is our family theme for this year. We are going to be kinder to each other, more tender with others’ emotions, more dedicated in our commitment to ‘love our neighbor as ourself’, more motivated in our quest to help others endure hardships and more genuine in our belief that we are of worth and can do amazing things.
We are going to live life with MORE HEART.
As I thought more and more about it, one of my favorite power ballad bands came to mind: HEART.
^^^ Amazing, right? Please take the time to watch these women who rock. Twill make your day. Promise. Also? The louder, the better.
What if we could go into and throughout everyday thinking…
“WHAT ABOUT LOVE? Don’t you want someone to care about you?”
I think we would find ways to share love instead of provoke ugliness. We would ‘treat others as we’d want to be treated.’ Maybe that means thinking twice before we hit “post” online. Maybe it’s looking for the best in people (and expressing it!) instead of assuming the worst–especially with our loved ones. Maybe it’s speaking kindly to ourselves. Hugging more, rolling our eyes less. Laughing harder instead of gossiping.
Oh boy. This is going to be hard. But, approaching this challenge to have more heart with more heart means believing WE CAN DO HARD THINGS.
Because we can. We were made for greatness. And love.
The world needs more HEART. And power ballads.
Rock hard and be nice.