This month we’ve talked about a bunch of different things. Throughout it all we’ve talked about a topic that’s usually popular in February, love. As we wrap up 2011 I want to encourage you to live with love in your life. We’ve seen from previous generations what a lack of love can do: think of the Sudan & Rwandan genocides, Hitler’s Reich and countless civil wars. I don’t know about you, but I’m more than ready to be done with that. So here are 12 ways you can love in 2012.
1 smile: it’s the universal language of love
2 listen: sometimes it’s not your words but your ears that show you love someone
3 be there: when was the last time you actually met a friend for coffee or a drink?
4 think before you speak: your words do have power when they’re said, say something loving
5 share love socially: your Facebook, Twitter and blog posts are a fantastic way to spread love
6 share your lunch: if you still work in an office or with others, bring in treats every once in a while
7 drive slower: if we all rushed less there’d be more time for love
8 take action: instead of letting people die in wars or digging up the earth for dangerous oil, step up and say something
9 support do-gooders: there are lots of non profits making a difference in people’s lives who need your support
10 spend time with those you love: if you’re with people you like, you’ll have less time to hate
11 do things you enjoy: yes this includes working a job you love and going places you love with those you love
12 get a pet: seriously though, it lowers your stress and makes you more likely to love than stress and hate
What are you going to do in 2012 to show love?