choose love / by Maranie Staab

it is through the observation of daily life, wherever i am in the world, that i am constantly reminded of our common humanity. i am reminded of the the aspects of life — of love, family, work, play, joy, sadness, frustration, hope — that transcend race, religion, politics, geography, class etc and bind us together as brothers and sisters on this planet. now, more than ever, we must remind ourselves of this and act not out of fear, mistrust and hate but out of love. .

for as one of the greatest men to ever live said, “darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” “i have decided to stick to love...hate is too great a burden to bear.” (MLK)