Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Put a little love in your heart. . .

This track is a song endorsement by +Anaru White 

Think of your fellow man
Lend him a helping hand
Put a little love in your heart

It can be difficult to help everyone that comes in your path.  I would get in trouble as a child for saying yes to everybody who asked for help as my parents thought that I would be taken advantage of by people who only had their own interests at heart and didn't really care about me, my wellbeing or welfare.  Having a loving heart can be hard to cultivate if you have constantly been the downtrodden person in your life, in your circle of friends; that you wish things, situations, circumstances and people would change so that you could stat enjoying life and not worry too much about how when you help people, that you will be judged for it.  Particularly by people whose hands only help themselves and not others (ouch!).

You see it's getting late
Oh please don't hesitate
Put a little love in your heart
And the world will be a better place
And the world will be a better place
For you and me
You just wait and see

When I think about putting a little love in my heart, it conjures up images of considering a choice to have love, rather than any other negative emotion that may threaten to consume you.  I truly believe that you will lead a more harmonious life within yourself and with others if you adopt this stance, take this position if you choose more good things in your life, rather than dwell on situations and people who bring you down.  Life is definitely too short to occupy your time with people and things that prevent you from making the world a better place.


Another day goes by
And still the children cry
Put a little love in your heart
If you want the world to know
We won't let hatred grow
Put a little love in your heart 

I've thought a lot about the idea of being the best person possible, that you need to be the best version of yourself that you present to the world, because you have a purpose and a mission to contribute something to this world.  Being accepting and tolerant of other people who are different to you - means that you have to place yourself in other people's shoes, to gain some perspective about their world and how to appreciate their humanity.  This is what I interpret putting a little love in your heart to mean - to have a little love for your fellow man,  

Take a good look around
And if you're lookin' down
Put a little love in your heart
I hope when you decide
Kindness will be your guide
Put a little love in your heart. . . 

I hope that you find space to put a little love in your heart.  It may be difficult to do so when you are not feeling in the right frame of mind to love in the face of adversity or you are feeling in a 'not so loving' mood, but I challenge you - even if you don't feel love, just imagine it, think about past experiences of love that you have had that might inspire you to put a little love in your heart today . . .