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Make the Pledge to Choose Love in the New Year

In January 2018, I embraced the commitment to Choose Love, and I am determined to carry that pledge into 2019. I pledged to embrace others despite our differences, to include everyone regardless of their beliefs, and to actively prioritize love over hate or division. Will you join me in making this pledge for 2019?

Amidst all the negativity in the world today, the need for love has never been greater. I firmly believe that choosing love is simpler than choosing hate. Love is innate; it's something we're all born with, while hate is learned and requires conscious effort. Let's strive for love in 2019.

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Honestly, choosing love has become almost instinctual for me. Throughout every facet and situation in my life, I've strived to embrace love. As many of you know from reading the “My Story” section on my site, my childhood was marked by abuse and neglect. Being biracial in an all-Caucasian community subjected me to a lot of hatred. Despite these challenges, I clung to the belief that there must be a greater purpose for my life, and I made the conscious choice to love those who didn't reciprocate that love.

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Happy New Year!

I post daily motivational tweets on Twitter on reasons why we should choose love above all else.  Below are twenty of my favorite quotes on love that I posted on my “Choose Love” Twitter campaign in 2018.  Enjoy!

  1. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr
  2. “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr
  3. “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” ― Mother Theresa
  4. “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love…” ―  Nelson Mandela
  5. “Our life changes the moment we choose love over hate!” ― Avijeet DasHappy New Year Choose Love Collage #ChooseLove #SimplyAmazingLiving
  6. “Choosing to unconditionally love others is a path to deep joy.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree
  7. “Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  8. “Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  9. “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
  10. “Where there is love there is life.”― Mahatma GandhiLove overrules | Happy New Year Choose Love Collage #ChooseLove #SimplyAmazingLiving
  11. “When you choose to perceive Love over fear, life begins to flow.” — Gabrielle Bernstein
  12. “Choose love and peace will follow. Choose peace and love will follow. —Mary Helen Doyle
  13. “There is love enough in this world for everybody if people will just look.” – Kurt Vonnegut
  14. ”A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.” – Kurt Vonnegut
  15. “A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” – Thomas Carlyle
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  16. ”Piglet: ‘How do you spell ‘love’?’ Winnie the Pooh: ‘You don’t spell it…you feel it.'” – A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
  17. “The way we can allow ourselves to do what we need to, no matter what others may say or do, is to choose love and defy fear.”– Martha Beck
  18. “Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.”– Marge Piercy
  19. “Love is the bridge between you and everything.”– Rumi
  20. “I choose love. No occasion justifies hatred.”– Max Lucado

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