Monday Morning Rock Out!

Heart-shaped CactusHappy Beginning of the Week!

As we head into this week to create the future of our world, we all know it’s not always easy. The thing that gets us through the rough patches, though, can be defined in one word: Love.

I am fortunate. I am surrounded by people who love me. They are my friends, my family, my support, my rock. When I am unsteady, they are strong. What would we do without love such as this in our lives?

That is why the images in this week’s Rock Out are haunting. As we face the a world so hell-bent on making life hard, who could possibly be against love?

I love the love in this video. I am saddened by the love in this video. I am inspired and mortified. And I cannot watch this without thinking of the eloquence with which Keith Olbermann stepped out of his normal dragon-under-the-stairs persona to ask that same question: Who could possibly be against love?

Pollyanna Principle #3 states that “Everyone and everything is interconnected and interdependent, whether we acknowledge that or not.” That connection is so much a part of who we are that when we see a cactus pad shaped like a heart, we stop, grab a friend’s arm, pointing and smiling.

We need each other.

As you head out to do your work this week, embrace anyone who cares about the same thing you care about. Link arms. Create a movement. Make things happen.

The Beatles were right. Love is all we need. So please, get out there and love each other.

Have a great Monday and a great week, all!

5 Responses to Monday Morning Rock Out!

  1. Thank you for making my Monday morning and reminding me why my relationship of 23 years matters! Yes, we need each other. It’s time to stand shoulder to shoulder, arm in arm, hand in hand and walk forward as we believe that Love Is All We Need!

  2. My faith – the faith I grew up in – teaches that the greatest law is love. Yet, I feel chained to the anvil of some of the rules or precepts of this same faith that speaks against the expressions of love in the video. Dragging that weight around is very difficult at times. You would think that in 64 years of living, I would have freed myself from these shackles. I believe in this love, but I don’t.I believe. Help my unbelief! Talk about cognitive dissonance. Maybe it’s fear that somehow breaking the chains will somehow cause me to drift from all the good expessions of my faith. Maybe I need to remind myself of another truism – perfect love cast out fear. I still have time to get this right. Thanks Hildy for sharing what should be an obvious and simple truth.

  3. Hildy: I think Polyanna Principle #2 is an apt addition to your message today: “Each and every one of us is creating the future, every day, whether we do so consciously or not.” Linking arms with someone today (ie. checking in with our assumptions about the motivations of others, gratiously receiving feedback about our efforts and challenging ourselves to retain a positive outlook about with those with whom we disagree, etc.) and seeing ourselves in them is a substantial contribution to creating healthy and vibrant communities for tomorrow.

    Thank you for your contribution to rendering the invisible visible.


  4. Your blog post was an inspiring way to begin the week. Thank you for this poignant reminder of our interconnectedness and the power of love.