What the world needs now is love, sweet love It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of What the world needs now is love, sweet love, No not just for some but for everyone. Lord, we don’t need another mountain, There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb There are oceans and rivers enough to cross, Enough to last till the end of time. What the world needs now is love, sweet love It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of What the world needs now is love, sweet love, No, not just for some but for everyone. Lord, we don’t need another meadow There are cornfields and wheat fields enough to grow There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine Oh listen, lord, if you want to know. What the world needs now is love, sweet love It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of What the world needs now is love, sweet love, No, not just for some, oh, but just for Every Everyone.
Some words don’t need an explanation, but let’s try a few;
LOVE: v; affectionate concern for the well-being of others; / the benevolent affection of God for His creatures, or the reverent affection from them to God.
LOVE-SICK: adj; languishing with love
LOVING-KINDNESS: n; tender kindness motivated by or expressing affection.
Only a few of the multitude of other meaningful expression of love. I don’t think that I’m the only person that’s crying for more love in this world right now, in my life right now, in every country across the planet right now. Love is a feeling that is within everyone. Love conquers. Love is superior to all other feelings; it’s pure, original, and true. I’m a very religious person, but if you’re not, love still conquers. If you have a dog, (or any pet, really), can you honestly say that you don’t “love them to death”? Or someone in your life? Or SOMETHING in your life? No one has no love; no one. In my life, my love leads to my faith; and what is faith? Something that we can’t see; it’s not invisible, we just can’t see it. It might be right in front of us, but sometimes our eyes aren’t looking in front of us, and we miss it. We’re looking everywhere, except right in front of us. I’ll bet that no one can tell me that this scenario hasn’t happened to them, at some point in their lives. I’ll even put it out there, that even if religious is not part of your life, you will still have faith, and a belief in something.
We had a tragedy in Las Vegas this week, a very terrible tragedy, for a multitude of people. Those whose life came to an end; those whose bodies were maimed, security from Vegas and areas outside of Vegas, rescuers who were helping the injured, the families of those who found out the news of the event, families who had no connection with their loved one who was at this site, outside the casino where all of the darkness came from.
We can go on and on with this heartless tragedy, but please believe me when I say, faith does view our positive in this tragedy.
How about the wonderful security who came to aid to all in just minutes; the immediate responders who were either there, or who came there in minutes; injured people who helped other injured people; a veteran who “stole” a truck from the parking lot, because it was open and he saw keys on the floor, and he used it to transport over 30 people to the hospital for treatment; my brother wanted to give blood for those in need, and there was a waiting line for two hours; caring people letting those in need to stay IN their houses; food donations from cooks, restaurants, and food companies who are from Vegas, airlines who accommodated changes in travel plans with no charges; our president of OUR country who went to hospitals in Vegas to personally give OUR grievances to those who were injured, and had OUR flags flown at half-mast, which actually is the proper way to show grief at a tragedy, rather than something like kneeling. This list could also go on and on, but we see that there is something that unites people, in a tragedy. It’s a good/bad scenery, but I have to look at the good. For those that don’t know too much about me, I am a survivor of three brain tumors, called Meningiomas. Am I comparing myself to this event? That would be the most disrespecting thing I could do, but when I think of what others did for me, all of them are my personal heroes, so that is my positive, in an event that would change my life.
Did we see the love, and unity on 9/11? To me, that was a tear jerking event, but also a tear jerking response of love, unity and national response to what was, the most devastating event on our country’s soil. Why does it take such a tragedy like these, to bring so much love and compassion to our souls? I actually would hope that Washington could show some compassion to this event, rather than politicalize their personal emotions. People, there is a lot of grieving going on right now, and please know how much a smile can be to someone, or even just a grieving hand on a shoulder can be to someone; and by the way, that “someone” can be anyone, Vegas or not. Smile, love, kind words, or even a warm thought can be so much to someone, and even come back to you; you might be just one person in this world, but you could also be the world to one person. Remember that.
So please, have a kind heart to people these days, and I beg that those opinions that differ from the positive, just give a second thought to what is being said, cannot be taken back; and how it might be taken by someone in need, (and that doesn’t mean from the tragedy in Vegas).
Be loving, kind, appreciating of others, regardless if your opinions differ, because we all are people; people united with love in our hearts, and souls.