Send Love to Ignorance and Hatred

I just read an article of a 13 year old boy, Max, living with Autism in Oshawa, Canada. His family received a hate letter, apparently signed from “one pissed off mother” in his neighborhood. Reading the article and seeing the comments from readers who shared both support and their own words of hatred toward the letter’s author shine through, it occurred to me that the outrage, though warranted, should get us thinking about “Love”. Yup, I said “Love”.
The definition of Ignorance is – lack of knowledge or information. Definition of Hatred is – a feeling of intense dislike. The person(s) who wrote this letter share both ignorance and hatred in their lives. It makes me ask – where did they learn that in their lives? When did their “fear” become so powerful that it has taken over their lives and is spilling out toward another person? Should we then also judge the letter writers? I am certainly not approving of what this individual(s) have done to Max and his family but rather than give them the spotlight and energy, look within and find how you can heal what and who is around you.
Collectively sending loving thoughts to all involved not only heals but keeps us centered in what is important and that is our own thoughts and actions. Ask yourself – if this news upsets you (and it should), then where in your own lives have you judged another for an action or because of who they are or who they may love? Start there and you will change lives by your actions of “love”. Choose to be different!

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