When I planned out this post last week, my whole intention was to talk about my brother-in-law’s wedding this weekend and celebrating the love of two people tying the knot. And while I definitely think that still deserves a big shout-out (because we are so crazy excited for them and all the fun this weekend), in light of what happened on Wednesday night in Charleston – sharing what was up on the docket didn’t feel quite right.
After spending so much time in Charleston the last few months, I’m especially heartbroken by the shooting there. Enough is enough. It’s time we all loved each other a lot more and hated each other a lot less. There’s way too much hate in the world – it’s the first story of nearly every news cast – and its permeating nearly every corner of our country.
Rather than go with the standard outfit post I had planned, I decided to jump in and help spread the word about the Love More, Hate Less campaign. I know most people try to avoid this type of things on blogs like this but the timeliness of the message just seemed right. The nine people in that bible study were walking the walk, opening up their group, showing kindness and love while welcoming someone in to their circle, only to have that person be consumed with hate. It’s what makes this occurrence all the more tragic.
It’s time that we all, myself wholeheartedly included, started walking the walk as well. It will undoubtedly make this place we call home a better place to live.
When you buy one of these Kentucky Brewed Tees, they send you two. One for you and one for you to share. That’s the rule. Take your extra tee and share it with someone who could use a little love. Give it to your best friend, your neighbor, your sister or a complete stranger. It’s your call, just as long as you share the love.
One small act of kindness can make a big difference.
Photos by Chelcey Tate