A Teenager Passing It On
For me, BE LOVE - Pass It On is about the connection that occurs between two people.
The first time I received a wristband, it was placed on a chair that I was to sit in. When I received the wristband, I didn't really know what it was, but soon I realized that is was a movement that was starting up. The mission - to Be Love. After that, I received wristbands from people. They looked in my eyes, and we made a connection. I could feel their heart and appreciated that they recognized me Being Love. When I give wristbands to people I do the same. I look into their eyes and see their good. I make a connection with that person, because I recognize that they are Being Love or need a little Love in their life. Passing it on is one of the most important parts.
On one occasion, I passed on a Be Love wristband to a homeless man doing charitable work in Downtown Denver. When I presented this wristband to him, his eyes literally lit up. His face seemed to express his gratitude that somebody had recognized the good in him. I gave this wristband to him, because I figured he needed a little love. Who doesn't every now and then?
On another occasion, I gave a wristband to an adviser in my youth group. I gave it to him one Sunday afternoon. He is a person who continually shows and shares Love in the community. Just recently, he told me that every time that he looks at the white wristband on his wrist, he is reminded to Be Love. He let me know that he thinks of me and the connection we made when I gave it to him and his appreciation.
Yet another connection I made was with a friend of mine. I gave my friend a Be Love wristband “just because.” She is a friend that has always been there. When I gave it to her she smiled and said, “I’m going to wear this every day! Thank you!” Since then, she has been keeping that up. Since I gave the wristband to her, I’ve noticed that she actually acts more Loving. Be Love is a consciousness that is always there.
I wear my Be Love wristband every day. For me, Be Love reminds me to do the right thing. Whether it be holding the door for someone, picking up trash on the ground, smiling to a stranger, complimenting a peer, keeping conversations positive, or simply putting my best foot forward, Be Love has most definitely changed the way I think about life. If I am having a rough patch, all I have to do is look down at my wrist. Two simple words can jog my memory back to Being Love. Everything is optimistic, bumps can be passed, and I make it a point to share my positive energy with everyone I encounter.
BE LOVE – Pass It On is an important consciousness for people to have. I am so fortunate to have been introduced to this movement and had the opportunity to “Pass It On.” This movement IS changing the world and so far has touched thousands of lives. It IS making a difference. BE LOVE.