For the past two days, we saw the world continue to react to the death of Betty White – on her 100th birthday (January 17th), donations poured into animal shelters in communities far and wide. It is a tribute worthy of who she was and all that she embodied. When I saw this passage by a.r. lucas, it reinforced what love truly is:
“We’ve been infected with this idea that love is an emotion only felt between two people.
But love is universal. An energy. A contagious force. A gift.
To offer money to a homeless man is to love.
To save a worm from the sun is to love.
To smile to a stranger is to love.
To be grateful, to be hopeful, to be brave, to be forgiving, to be proud, is to love.”
– a.r. lucas
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