What The World Needs Now…

…is love sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of. Not just for some but for everyone.”

These are lyrics from a song composed by Burt Bacharach in 1965. It seems that certain songs and lyrics are timeless in their composition and message.

I look around today and it seems there is so much division and strife. It would be nice if the world could take a step back and remember what is truly important. Our coveted relationships with family and friends, the natural beauty of places and experiences that make up our collective lives, and the random acts of kindness that go unreported but not unappreciated.

If time was a curtain we could pull back to reveal the future it seems in most cases it would acknowledge the wasted time spent on worrying about things we can not control and the opinions we could not change.

The social evolutionary ladder of life suggests that certain rungs of connectivity are missing. Shouldn’t all of us be judged on our individual merits (which should include but not be limited to, love, truth, honor, respect, courage, intelligence, contribution to those whom need our assistance and guidance, and the love for our God, Family, and our Country) and not that which fits into a convenient packaged racial and social narrative?

I’m sorry but I’m missing the point of the constant droning on of negativity in a time, which (to change), we need the positive reinforcement that comes from forgiveness and the focus on the blessings that can be shared by all with a nuclear family, good education, and of course a faith based religion.

Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech that resonated with the majority of Americans on August 28th, 1963, “I have a dream.” Not one rock was thrown, not one police car was burned, not one business was destroyed… and yet this speech and this man literally changed the world.

If in some small way we can contribute through positive thoughts that doesn’t seclude or isolate our family, friends, and neighbors but propagates a new message that “What the world needs now, is love sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.”