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Love and Light

Someone recently asked me why I often use the 3 word term ‘love and light’, when I comment on other blogs or chat with some friends on social networks. So, here’s the answer.

Love and light

I grew up in a very tough environment, the son of penniless immigrants. I saw people try and fight hate with deeper hate and I saw what happened when good people embraced darkness. By the time I reached 21, I’d already seen many of the kids I grew up with incarcerated, addicted to drugs or dead. These were not bad kids, just kids who made some bad choices.

I’m not capable of explaining why I use the term love and light, as elegantly as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr did. Here’s what Dr. King said:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever challenges you are experiencing today, I wish you love and light!

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  1. What a thrilled post!
    Love and Light to you, Jim.

  2. I’ve never heard of that phrase before. Love and light. I love it.

    A great positive post. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Tirivashe Mundondo

    May 20, 2012 at 16:17

    ey thanks for enlighting us jim, love and light for sure

  4. Love it Jim!

    It’s always seems like a much ‘lighter’ place when I visit your blog.

    At first I thought it was the reflection off your head, but it turns out it’s the heart and soul you put into your work : )

    Happy Sunday to you and your family sir!

  5. Jim, I was just sharing you with a friend and sent him the home page and then stopped to read this post. This has been a very wet day for me. I cried in church and I am crying now… this was one of the reasons I was drawn to you so long ago. It takes so much courage to step out of the darkness but how much joy awaits you when you do. May you continue to encourage many!

  6. Jim – In the darkness, you created light. In hate, you willed forth love. That’s why I love you!

  7. The more love the more light and the more light the more love, a positive cycle. Each supports and is supported by the other. Sincere love and respect shine through when marketing and can make all the difference. Love and Light to you Jim.

  8. Love and Light Precious xx

  9. Such a simple yet powerful and enlightening phrase. Thanks for sharing with us!

  10. Love and light to the WORLD!

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