Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand ~ Mother Teresa
One love, one heart, one destiny ~ Bob Marley
Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are: ultimately, these are all we need ~ Dali Lama
All of us, the great and the little have need of each other ~Aesop
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage ~ Lao Tzu
The giving of love is an education in itself ~ Eleanore Roosevelt
In response to the daily prompt.
Have you ever heard the expression about seeing the world with rose-colored glasses? I remember the first time I heard it when I was a child. I was, in fact, told that I shouldn’t see the world with rose-colored glasses.
The purpose of this warning from my mother, as my protector, was to help me survive this earth. It was a harsh but necessary lesson. There is much to be weary of here.
I believe the Earth is a place of growth but our healthy, loving advancement has been compromised by greed, jealousy and anger. For that reason we must teach our children to protect themselves while they are young. Once we reach maturity; however, we need to recognize when we are safe and return to our natural state, that of love.
In other words, seeing the world with rose-colored glasses is indeed a detriment while we learn what life on earth is all about, but once we are in a safe place where we can reasonably protect ourselves, it is a necessary filter.
Everyone does the best they can with what they have; everyone makes mistakes; and everyone wants to return to love.
The next time you notice yourself being judgmental of other’s actions, or your own, put on your rose-colored glasses and look for the love.
The more of us that practice this, the more love will be present here on Earth.
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