Respond with love
Let love be your first response, for your sake, and for everyone’s sake. Advance goodness in the world, not pain or outrage.
Love always has a place. Love frees you from the burdens of judgment, retribution, and the downward spirals they engender.
When love is your first response, you won’t waste energy on anger, blame, or conflict. Love can soothe the stress of the situation and melt away anxiety.
No matter where others are coming from, you can operate from a perspective of love. Seek to act from genuine love, and you’ll uncover the most beneficial options.
Love will not magically solve all the problems. Love will challenge you to work on truly making the situation better without creating new problems.
— Ralph Marston