Today's Kindness #391: September 30, 2023
On September 30, National Love People Day asks us to lift others through the profound power of unconditional love.
The human condition is a limiting and varying thing. How and when and where we get to use it is vaguely and oddly defined. What is certain is a rollercoaster-filled life of celebrations and trials. National Love People Day tasks us to understand that unconditional love requires a dedication most human beings aren't given. But, when we wholeheartedly love our neighbors with steadfast devotion, the world is better. It is the practical application of "love your neighbor as yourself."
The word "unconditional" on its own is quite profound. Look at its synonyms: wholehearted, unqualified, unreserved, unlimited, unrestricted, unmitigated, unquestioning, complete, total, entire, full, absolute, unequivocal. Those words are dedicated, solid, and unwavering in their commitment to something. There are no boundaries or limitations with the word "unconditional."
Add the word love, and the power of the phrase multiplies. So, on National Love People Day, offer kindness and care to the people in your community.
From a gentle word to the gift of needed resources, love provides all forms of support to the people in your community. Find ways to show unconditional love for your neighbors, colleagues, strangers, and your community.
- Volunteer - When you volunteer in your community, you do several things. You keep resources and dollars local. Your efforts help those in your immediate surroundings, lifting them as you do. You also help create resources that demonstrate your love and that of your community.
- Share - Whether you share your bounty or praise others' contributions to their community, you share a message of love and support for your fellow human beings.
- Give - Giving to others is an act of love. You may not have much to give, but sometimes people don't need much more than companionship, information, advice, encouragement, or a hug. And all of those are free for the giving.
- Use #NationalLovePeopleDay to share on social media.
"The only thing we never get enough of is love, and the only thing we never give enough of is love."
~ Henry Miller