June is Gay Pride month and I am a full supporter of gay rights. In honor of Gay Pride month, my first Monday Mood is all about love. Love is defined as an emotion of strong affection and personal attachment. Whether you love your car, your dog, or your significant other, love is at the core of human emotion.
Cliches abound with love, Virgi's "love conquers all" and the Beatles' "All You Need is Love" come to mind. Love crosses all boundaries. It is what makes people cry at weddings, funerals, and births. It is a driving force in the foundations of our lives. It is a basic necessity, like food, water, and shelter.
Love is a wonderful and terrible thing. It has built and destroyed nations. It has given people a reason to live and a reason to end their lives. It is the most powerful emotion I can think of in how much love can do to our world.
Love yourself. Love those around you. Love what you do. Love is love, no matter the back story.