I try to be positive, I really do, but lately I find myself fighting the urge to hate.
This really bothers me because I want to spread a message of love, not hate.
It seems society is obsessed with anger and hate.
I wrestle with this because you see, what I hate, is hate.
I hate that people are harmed physically and psychologically by hate.
I hate that some people will hate you or me, because of the way we look, talk, our beliefs or where we come from.
I hate that people will turn their differences of opinion into a reason to hate one another.
I hate that innocent children are negatively influenced and often harmed by hateful comments and images in their daily life.
I hate the normalization and justification of hate in politics, the media and our culture.
I hate what hate represents, which is evil itself.
I dont want to hate, I would rather love and be loved.
So I will choose love.
I choose to love in the presence of hate.
I choose to love even when love seems impossible.
I will let our differences be reasons to love, and I will value you even when I dont feel valued.
I will smile when you insult me, for I know my worth.
Even as I write this I wonder if I can refrain from hate and anger.
The idea of spreading love is a great one, one that was started in biblical times, and yet here we are, still struggling with the concept.
I know it won’t be easy, but if I dont try then I am just another peddler of hate.
And I hate the idea of that.