“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”             

–Mother Teresa


As we come out of the holiday weekend I hope all celebrants had Seder and Good Friday and Easter Sunday commemoration and celebrations that were filled with love, even if remote measures were necessary to bring all those you love safely together. 

Love matters, love teaches. The idea that we leave all those who come into contact with us, in reach of our hearts, happier, more loved and supported afterwards, is powerful with potential. If they do, we will as well. It is raining here in NYC this morning. Sirens tear the patter and drum of the rain. We hear the sirens all the time these days, every few minutes. The death toll in my city will go past 7000 today. It grows in hot spots and in those not so hot. Here, throughout the country, and around the world. These are tough times and love is more necessary than ever. Love of self and love of others is staying home.

Read yesterday’s Thought. Thought of the Day (TOD) is selected by Rick Larios, Monday-Friday, minus public holidays and an arbitrarily chosen summer vacation. Saturday and Sunday, Stacey will be selecting TODs from the archives of past postings. Often, but not always, a comment comes with the quote. TOD originates as a personal email list-sharing and is further shared here with permission. A poem appears in full on Fridays; the copyright belongs to the poet and/or publisher. Buy poetry you like. It will be good for you, good for poets, and order from your local community bookstore and it will be good for them too.