Love Triumphs Hate

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love/hate (Photo credit: Srta. Lobo)

Martin Luther King Jr. unpacked love and hate when he said, “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Which is easier for you to feel: love or hate?

Love is SO much easier! But before I explain why love is easier, allow me to explain why hate is such a burden.

Hate has a nasty grip that physically and emotionally weighs you down. Hate is frigid; chilling your soul to the bones. I have hated people with all the cells in my body and over time, that hatred started to hurt. Once I realized that hatred was the cause of my ailments, I had to let go of those negative feelings.

Love, on the other hand, is a warm hug and big smiles. It’s optimistic, happiness, and hopeful. How can you not love butterflies in your stomach? In my mind, love will forever triumph hate. Even if love sometimes hurts, it still triumphs.

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