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On September 16, I will turn the ripe age of 50 years old.  The big Five-O is an age that I never thought I would live to see and I welcome this birthday with open arms.

I am eternally grateful for the life that I have lived and for not taking the steps that I so often thought of that would have prevented me from experiencing all of the good things life has to offer in spite of the difficulties I had to experience to get to this point. 

With all of the negativity that is going on in the world right now, we need love more than ever.  I believe that it is easier to love than it is to hate.  We are born with love in our hearts.  Hate is learned and it takes an effort to hate.

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
                 ― Nelson Mandela

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Me at or around the age of one

I Want Love

As I detailed in the “My Story” section of this site, my childhood was not ideal.  What child gets rejected by two families in the lottery of life?  Me, that’s who.  My birth mother allowed an environment of abuse and neglect and then my adopted family took the abuse to an entirely different level. 

I’ve only ever had one wish and that is to be loved and accepted as I believe every child/person deserves. 

Piglet: How do you spell ‘love’?
Winnie the Pooh: ‘You don’t spell it…you feel it.
               – A.A. Milne

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Me in 2nd or 3rd grade.

I Will Always Choose Love!

I will always choose love regardless of circumstances. It is not a slogan to me, it literally is my life’s creed.

If someone like me who has been through neglect, abuse, overt racism, sexual assault, and rape can make the conscious effort to Choose Love, I believe anyone can.

I Choose Love because in the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. “Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
               ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

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#ChooseLove on September 16th!

Making others feel included and accepted is something that is always on my mind and something that I strive to accomplish in every situation.  Although I am sure I have failed in some ways over the years, I’ve always wanted people to feel included as I know what it is like to be felt left out and to look on from the sidelines.  

Call To Action!   For my 50th birthday – September 16 – I want to launch a global message of positivity.  I am asking each individual that reads this message to post a message on social media with the hashtag #ChooseLove and tag me in it.

The message could be just the hashtag #ChooseLove, or a positive message, GIF, meme, quote and/or photo with the hashtag #ChooseLove and tagging me.

Tag me on my social channels!

Instagram: @autumninatlanta

Twitter: @autumnatlanta

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Pinterest:  @autumnatlanta

YouTube: @autumninatlanta

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Choose Love Movement on September 16! | #ChooseLove“I feel my heart break to see a nation ripped apart by its own greatest strength – its diversity.”
                              ― Melissa Ethridge

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When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
                              ― Jimi Hendrix

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  • I am so proud of you for taking a difficult period of your life and creating a positive message of healing, light, and love with it. Kudos

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  • I love this message you’re sharing! It’s so important! Hope you have a Happy Birthday girl!

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  • I absolutely love this post! I wish every day was the 16th for all of us. Such a great reminder of the simple truth!

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  • Happy early birthday! #chooselove is a wonderful message – we all need to remember to focus more on the good in our lives and the love surrounding us, rather than on the negative.

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  • Love is a universal language! Such a great movement to be a part of! Congratulations on your 50th Bday!

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  • Advance Happy Birthday to you. Thanks for always choosing love regardless of all the hurts you’ve encountered. This positive post will receive positive feedbacks, because it is love

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  • Happy Birthday, Autumn. You are aging gracefully. I’m half your age and I hope I can be like you someday. #ChooseLove

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    Tiffany La Forge-Grau
    September 4, 2019 6:16 pm

    There is anything but love in the world anymore. i try to choose it everyday!

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  • What a beautiful movement to be a part of! Choosing love, regardless of the shape, form, or type of relationship that you’re considering (romantic, parent-child, friendship, etc), going into it with 100% LOVE is always the way to go.

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  • It’s a little early but still wishing you a Happy Happy Birthday. That’s a great milestone year. I’m almost there myself. 🙂

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  • What a great campaign for getting more love in the world, I will be taking part on 16th September

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    Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    September 4, 2019 2:41 am

    I love this campaign. #ChooseLove imparts a powerful message. I will take part on the 16th of this month and be an advocate to choose love over hate. This is very similar to a campaign I joined about a year ago and it was called #KindnessRevolution.

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  • Wow! You are an inspiration. I like that you’re not ashamed of telling your story and how you’ve decided to choose love instead of hate. As someone who has been sexually assaulted at a young age, I find this amazing. You’re one of the people who doesn’t get overly sensitive when issues like this are being brought up. Like me, you’ve chosen to forgive and love and that is beautiful. You’ve lived life up to this age and there’s a reason. I hope you find that reason.

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  • I super love this post. Choose love. I always choose love, above all, because GOD is love and it is the nicest emotion in the world. I like this, “I believe that it is easier to love than it is to hate.” Which makes me wonder sometimes why people are capable of so much hate because it is not a natural feeling.

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  • Chooselove is a great movement. Something I’d happily support. Wishing you a happy upcoming birthday too!

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  • Happy early birthday, Autumn! I’m so glad that you’ve blossomed into the blessed woman that you are despite your childhood. Did you say 50!??? here I was thinking we were age mates (30s) lol. You’re blessed, as i said xx I’ll definitely #chooselove for ya.

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  • I love this movement. Too many people are out there judging everyone, and it’s none of their business. We just need to let everyone be who they are and focus on love and happiness.

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  • #CHOOSELOVE movement seems like a great initiative! I look forward to being a part of it on the 16th!

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  • I absolutely adore this! We need more love in the world. There’s just so much heinous, awful stuff out there.

    I hope you have a lovely birthday and I will definitely send out a #ChooseLove message on the 16th!

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  • Happy Early Birthday to YOU!!! 🙂
    I actually choose LOVE every day!! There is no other option for me!

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