Show Case Your Inner Pretty: Practice Loving Everyone
by Kim Jackson of Peace, Love and Pretty Things
We love our families, our friends and our romantic partners—that’s easy. The thing that takes work is practicing loving everyone else, and letting love be the conduit for our actions at all times.
When we think of love as general positive energy, in opposition to negativity, it becomes easier to see how we can love everyone we encounter. We send love out to everyone by practicing empathy, patience and understanding.
We practice loving everyone by being giving, and sharing what we have been blessed to have with those who are less fortunate; by being of service.
We are loving when we refrain from criticizing, gossip or speaking ill of those around us who fail to behave, look or think as we believe they should.
When we meet frustration with calm, and work to sort through the problem, we are love in practice.
It’s not always easy to offer that smile when we’re upset, to engage someone when we’re tired, or to excuse behavior that offends us—but it is possible….if we practice.