Monday, January 21, 2013

LOVE pt. 2 {Santa Clarita Valencia Portrait Photographer 91355}

As a tribute to Martin Luther King Day, I wanted to highlight a quote of his (Jr.) that really stuck out to me... 

“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”
-Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Well actually, pretty much everything that came out of Martin Luther King Jr.'s mouth is quite inspirational and motivating, to say the least.  However, I love how this reminds me to always have love in my heart!  I don't consider myself a hateful kind of person, but I know that everyone has their bad days, or weeks, or months!  I love how MLK Jr. contrasts hate and love and the power that they each have in our lives.   

It's easy to get caught up in all of our problems, or to see where our lives lack.  Don't focus on the negative, because that is all that will continue to come your way!  Why waste your energy on something you hate or don't like?  Think of what you have and how much more of a person you can become and what you can do with your life if you just love a little more?  

Illuminate your life with LOVE.  My challenge to you and is to find one way to add a little more love into your day, everyday until Valentine's Day!  I am going to do this and report back on what has changed in my life, but I hope you can too. 

If you have 5 minutes to spare, I recommend you read through some more of MLK Jr's quotes.  He truly was a great man.

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