"The terrible events of last week" I was referring to at that time were the November 13, 2015 terrorist bombings in Paris.
A year later in our own country some of us are still numb or reeling from or just trying to deal with what we see as the terrible events of last week, and so I thought, well, different year, different events, but my friend Sharon's message still shines:
In response to the terrible events of last week a friend of mine, Sharon, a beautiful lady, as you can see from her picture below,
Let's start a LOVE bomb crusade. It occurs to me that all the people who are participating in killing and maiming around the world have too little love in them. How about if all of us, around the world, devote one minute each day at noon in our time zone, to send love out into the world? This would create a perpetual love cascade that just might shift the tide of all this horror that is going on around us these days. Who's in this with me? Please share with everyone you know. It just might make a difference.
Yesterday I enlisted as a foot soldier in Sharon's Love Crusade. I had an appointment at noon, but as near the hour as I could I found a moment in a quiet spot, closed my eyes, and sent out love to everybody on the planet. Sharon's right. It did make a difference. It made me feel better. More peaceful. More hopeful. More kind. At least for a few moments. And I'm going to do it everyday from now on.
And though it won't likely make any difference if you and I stop what we're doing once a day to send out love to the world, if everybody on the planet did it it just might, as Sharon suggested, stop the tide of horror going on all around us. So I'm on board.
Anybody else want to join the crusade to bomb the planet with love?
It just might be prove to be a more effective cure for our world's troubles than the other kind of bomb.