Be Open to Love


The other day I was catching up with emails after being out of the office all week and I came across this message below and knew instantly it was perfect for my ChooseDay messages! It’s something I do all the time. In fact, I wake up every morning and start my day by saying “I’m open to Love.”  It might sound silly, even crazy to some, but since doing it my life has opened up in even more amazing ways. People go out of their way to help me, give me crazy discounts on things (I’m talking about thousands of rands) and people just really go the extra mile for me. All because every morning (well 98% of the time when I don’t forget, after all I am human too), I start my day by opening myself up to love, not romantic love, but love for humanity and at the end of the day it allows others to return what I am ultimately giving out even without knowing it…

“What would happen if today, you simply decided to give

Wherever you go. To all you meet. To every stranger you pass by.

It’s easy.
Wonderfully easy.

I do this often.
Sitting in a café.Walking down the street.Driving in the car.

To every person that passes me by, I simply and quietly in my mind and under breath say,

“I wish you Love. I give you Love. Go on in Love.”

Look as many people in the eye as you can. And the more you start saying these
words, it almost feels like you’re giving yourself the Love first.

You surrender to it. And that’s when the wonder begins.

You walk differently.
Lightly. Majestically I even dare say.

And there’s this smile that you’ll find on your face.
A soft smile. And gentle. More so, there’s a smile in your eyes.

That smile will sometimes catch people off guard. And sometimes you’ll find a smile returned.
Or an unknowingly knowing wink of the eye.

But you radiate that Love you are reminding yourself of. And that Love you are sending out. That you are sharing.

You surrender to it. And there’s no denying it. It is simple and sweet surrender. And it takes with its entirety.

But trust me when I say, in those moments, you are causing wonders and miracles you may possibly never imagine you were capable of.

Those wonders will remain unknown secrets.
To all those involved.

But sometimes, that’s the greatest secret of the secret’s secret.
To do something, without a purpose or a cause.Other than Love.

No one will hear you. No one will know what’s happening within. But some will sense magic.

And you are making a difference. You are.

I dare you. I sweetly and passionately dare you to Love.” ~ Written by Angela

Sprinkle a little love on the lives you encounter today.

Make your mission to love and to become consumed with a love that has flared into an engulfed blaze

That takes everything and turns it into something magical.

Giving so much in return.

See the beauty all around you. 

Let love heal you.

Let love change you.

Let love change the world we live in.

You have nothing to lose.

Yet everything to gain! 

For you see, you alone can begin to make a difference in this world…

A number of years ago I came across this video below by Juan Mann.  In this video he made, he epitomizes what giving love is all about. It really is that simple.

Sometimes, someone just needs that one smile or hug offered to them, even if just in passing.

Be that person to give it to them.

Be open.

Be ready to receive.

Go forth.

Give Love.

Have a Happy Love Filled ChooseDay!

Pic found here

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deevra
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 13:28:06

    Love this post! Nice.


  2. marlizem
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 13:51:42

    And minutes after reading your post… I get this… ☺

    “The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”
    Dalai Lama


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