As you know, I entered this year determined to be fearless. But, I don’t want more fear or less in my life. I want more love. So I made up a new word, lovemore! That’s why Lovemore Mondays are here.
Today’s Lovemore Monday is a love story about a tee.
Tonight I watched this Harvard Graduation Speech by the author of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling. It’s worth the good 20 minutes it takes — and I mean, GOOD 20 minutes! (Thanks to The Daily Love for posting a link to this speech today).
“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.”
Over this journey and this promise of mine, I have learned much. Most of which can be whittled down to one nugget of wisdom: Lovemore-Fearless.
I have learned there are only two forces in this world: love and fear.
In any situation it’s our choice.
Choose love or fear. Your choice!
Learning this has made me more vibrant and more alive. It has even helped me get over some of my biggest fears — I swam with sharks in the Bahamas and I floated down the country’s biggest rapids in the Grand Canyon (sleeping in the wild without a tent, next to spiders and scorpions and snakes!).
But more than anything, now, I want to give this world a gift. It’s everything I know. It’s a promise to keep and wear over your heart: your lovemore-fearless heart!
I believe you can do anything — that includes surviving cancer, a divorce, job upheaval, one crazy year without shopping, this roller coaster economy and all the rocks and rolls of this thing called life.
I also agree with Ms. Rowling — we have the power to change our worlds. And, that, I believe, will change the world.
And that’s why, on this Lovemore Monday…
I. Love. It.
Go fearlessly forward!
P.S. Limited Edition Lovemore-Fearless Tees available while supplies last, so click to get yours! — (somebody had to say it!)