This I Believe: Love

Jess - Rexburg, Utah
Entered on September 18, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: love
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This I Believe

I believe in people. I believe in love. I believe that the world is not as bad of a place as many come to find it. I believe that good can be found in almost anyone and anywhere.

It is so easy for someone to find faults in others because- let’s face it- we all have them. But I have lived my life and not once have I ever thought that these faults outweigh the beauties, loves, and extraordinary people and creations of this world. There is so much to love, so much to enjoy, and so much to learn while we are here on this earth and I fully believe that. If we try, we can find love and kindness in the most unlikely places. In the movie Love Actually there’s a quote that I enjoy. “General opinions starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaking suspicion love actually is all around.”

This I believe, that love is everywhere. Everyone wants to be loved and in order to do so, must give it in return. Maybe if all of us were to look for that little bit of love that goes overlooked, it would be more apparent and have its effect on everyone that lives in this world. Then, we would be able to believe in more than a world that is full of the things that man has created as an opposition to love.