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I put the BeLove button on my #LOVE Beanie and thought...wouldn't it be kool to have a BeLove beanie? My wife placed the smile tabs at her cube (at Shutterfly) and got lots of chatter about it.  - Jerry McNeil  

I put the BeLove button on my #LOVE Beanie and thought...wouldn't it be kool to have a BeLove beanie? My wife placed the smile tabs at her cube (at Shutterfly) and got lots of chatter about it. 
- Jerry McNeil

 

 
“Have the manifesto hanging above my keyboard. Forgot the pin this morning – may need to tattoo it on my arm.”
- Chip E.

“Striving to be the model for this vision !”
- Algin Ford

“I needed your help how to manifest love! I was referred by someone to your website! I love the idea of Love is powerful!”
-Almaz Y.

“Thank you for tweaking my consciousness, steering me back on course. My button has imprinted onto my brain, so I don’t even have to see it to see it:)”
-Judy L.

”Just see if you can approach every moment with kindness. Know what that does? That allows you to live in a kind world. And that slowly helps you deal with whatever comes up, when motherfuckers don’t act right.”
- Vinny Ferraro

I wear my pin on my small cloth bag, so that I don’t have to switch from jacket to coat and back. Recently, it fell off. I wasn’t sure where. I thought of someone bending down to pluck it from fallen leaves and street litter and wondered how it would affect them to receive anonymous encouragement to seek their better selves.
I imagined the wrinkling brow and then the upturn of mouth corners, to realize that some one wished for them that which we all need and seek.
- F.R.E.

“...Liberation is very much within our creative control every minute of every day - your life is a work in progress, like a canvas on which your actions and deeds can paint each day a portrait of the good, the true, and the beautiful. No one can stand in our way or prevent us from doing that.”
- Charles Johnson

I put the BElove button on my #LOVE Beanie and thought...wouldn’t it be kool to have a BeLove beanie?
My wife placed the smile tabs at her cube (at Shutterfly) and got lots of chatter about it.
- Jerry McNeil

“There is no better time than now to talk about love, to spread love, to nourish the seeds of love. This pin is a gentle, simple, reminder to drop into the heart and listen to its deepest longing. The heart, when given space to speak, always speaks in the language of love. Lets all wear the pin and begin the conversation of love.”
- Gia Bedell

”Mary Paffard begins a Mandala Meditation with a quote from Black Elk, “everything the power of the world does, is done in a circle (sun, moon, nests, cycles, …)” May our circular, “BeLove” button serve as a reminder of how the power of our love emanates, unites with others, with the power of the world and beyond.”
- Sallie Moran

”The question of what it means to be human has now become inextricable from the question of who we are to each other”
- Krista Tippett

“This song, “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw, embodies the button for me”
-Robert Hodge

”This is hard stuff. Keeping the statement in the foreground is most helpful. I can find myself raging at folks on my way to and from work, and then the reminder pops to mind. Oh Yeah, that is right, they too are doing the best they can. Puts the breaks on both my mind and my mouth.”
- C. Edie

”Forgiveness and compassion are not sentimental or weak. They demand courage and integrity. Yet they alone can bring about the peace we long for.
True love is not for the faint-hearted.”
- Meher Babà

Keep returning to it; “routine remembering”.
thoughts: I’m new to holding space for students in a classroom. “BeLove” has been reminding me to recommit, repeatedly to simply welcoming and guiding my students. The freedom this provides loosens me to step into living creativity and more ease in my scary new role.
Here’s a bit of a poem that also inspired me.
”Freedom. It isn’t once, to walk out
under the Milky Way, feeling the rivers
of light, the fields of dark–
freedom is daily, prose-bound, routine
remembering. Putting together, inch by inch
the starry worlds. From all the lost collections.”
- Excerpted from “For Memory” by Adrienne Rich
- Hillary Russak