“What the worlds needs now is love, sweet love / It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of…” Whether you’re imagining Jackie DeShannon, Dionne Warwick, or Burt Bacharach in Austin Powers, chances are you’ve heard those song lyrics (my apologies in advance that it will be stuck in your head the rest of the day!).
So if the world needs love, how do we put more love into the world?
It starts by being ourselves.
You were probably expecting a rant on being nicer to strangers on social media (you should!) or showing kindness to anyone that crosses your path (yes, do that!) or hugging everyone you see (nope, don’t do that yet! There are pandemic protocols!).
Instead, we can put more love into the world when we embody the amazing, interesting, unique people we all are.
Appreciating what makes you authentically you enables you to find meaningful work that perfectly aligns with you. And the whole point of all of that is to share wonderful you with the world! You can do this as an unknown, but no less significant contributor to the tapestry we all weave, or as the most famous person ever to walk the earth, literally known the world over.
As David Whyte so eloquently put it, “What if the world is holding its breath – waiting for you to take the place that only you can fill?”
I love that question! Have you ever considered the possibility that the world is waiting for you, right now as you are today? It doesn’t need us to be perfect or successful or rich or a certain weight. We don’t need to change anything. We just need to be willing to offer who we are, strengths and flaws and everything in between, to the world.
There are lots of ways to do this including through your work, volunteering, raising a family, being a good neighbor, fixing something that’s broken, helping without being asked, saying a kind word at just the right moment, and so much more!
So be you and share that with others. It’s what the world needs.
#PositiveAction Anything, no matter how small, that puts more love into the world is the best thing you can do in any given moment.