I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s and if you were a child of my time period there is a possibility that you also grew up hearing this song…..
“I’d like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love. Grow apple trees and honey bees and snow white turtle doves. I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony…..” it goes on to finish with a catchy jingle for Coca Cola. It was pretty popular and almost everyone from my generation can sing the song if you start with the first line.
My topic of the day is what do I think the world needs right now? Well…..I think…..
“What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing there’s just too little of. What the world needs now is love, sweet love. No, not just for some but for everyone.” – Dionne Warwick”
and of course I believe that if we can focus on loving each other then we will “learn to sing in perfect harmony.” It may sound cheesy but it’s true. Love is powerful. Love breaks down barriers and allows us to act with compassion toward each other. Love is the key to growth, to forgiveness, to peace.
All it takes is focusing on the people around you. Move through each day from a place of love. Speak love (to yourself and others). Hug someone. Did you know that senior citizens say they miss touch the most? Listen with love. What does that mean? It means active listening. Not listening to respond but to truly hear what is being said. Taste love. Everything you eat and drink in the course of the day was made by someone. They invested their time and energy into it which is an expression of love. Last but not least….Feel love. Recognize it all around you and soak it up like a sponge.
You do all that and believe me you are going to harmonize with the world a whole lot better!