Global Love Day – May 1st


The Day


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It is our vision to unite one and all in a celebration of love and compassion. We honor each May 1st as a symbolic day of unconditional love and call upon all people and all nations to gather together in the wisdom of peace and love.

Global Love Day is the universal recognition of our innate oneness through love.  When we come from this limitless love we naturally and easily embrace ourselves and our fellow humanity.  Opening our heart, we allow unconditional love to be our guide and compassion to be our gift to life.

We invite you to celebrate with us by consciously focusing on love and what it means to you throughout this day.  We hope that by practicing love in all areas of your life, you will find it easy to love unconditionally all year long.

Our main theme explains it best… “Love Begins With Me”

What I Can Do

Simply be love. Let the love within your heart be the focus of your awareness throughout the day.  Allow yourself to be accepting, forgiving, peaceful, joyful and in harmony with yourself and all life around you.  Just be!

Allowing unconditional love to be your focus of attention is the main idea, and if you find yourself also wanting to actually “do” something loving or share the day with others, we have provided several categories to help give you ideas of how you may approach the day.  See the links to the left or above.  Each page will present suggestions that you can begin with.  We encourage you to come up with your own inspired ideas and expressions as an example of your creativity.

Around the World

Catching on around the world, we launched this program in December 2003 for our first celebration on May 1, 2004 and already we have connected with people in over 116 countries.  We hear daily from so many of you supporting our efforts for this event.  You have shown us that this simple idea is one whose time has come.  Plans for our fifth celebration of humanity are underway for May 1, 2008!

Over fourteen dozen community statements, proclamations and greetings include the governors of Maine, Connecticut, Alaska, Iowa, Utah, New Jersey, Montana, Puerto Rico and Florida, US Senators for Florida, US Congressman of NY, and mayors from Ottawa and Calgary, Canada; San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Palm Springs, Milpitas, Calabasas, Huntington Beach and Huntington Park, CA; Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Canton, Dayton and Columbus, OH; Cambridge and Lowell, MA, Jackson, MS; Mobile, AL; Albany, OR; Baltimore, MD; Rockford, IL; Michigan City, IN; New Castle, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, PA; Dallas, Houston and Irving, TX; Buffalo, Poughkeepsie and New York City, NY; Trenton, NJ; Petersburg, VA; Salt Lake City, UT; Milwaukee, WI; Palm Bay, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Iowa City, IA; Louisville and Middlesborough, KY; Raleigh, NC; Atlanta and Atlanta City Council, GA; and in Florida, Tampa, Sarasota, Gainesville, Largo, Clearwater, Plant City, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, Cooper City, Edgewater, South Daytona, the Commissioners of Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, and Sarasota County, St. Petersburg, Tampa City Councils and Key West.

And our main flyer is now available in 30 languages.

The Invitational

In conjunction with Global Love Day, we are hosting our fifth annual Art, Essay and Poetry Invitational. This program encourages our youth to participate by sharing their perspective of global love in a creative fashion.  You can see how their amazing efforts turned out for our previous annual presentations on the Invitational page and also find information and guidelines for this year’s submissions.

We Celebrate our Humanity

As we continue to connect with people and organizations around the world, we are amazed at how much is being done in efforts to positively assist humanity.  There are so many wonderful people and associations that are actively working on behalf of a community, nation and even in global proportions.

As we often remind ourselves, what is presented by mainstream information sources is often a narrow and negative perspective of what is happening upon this planet right now.  To the contrary, we see and know that good and right is occurring everywhere.  Look for love and you will see it all around you.

This simple reminder changes the very nature of our experience.  We are what we place our attention upon.  When we allow love to be our focus of life, we expand this in our every day activities.  It is as simple as changing each perspective and allowing the negative and limiting views to be released and replaced by a higher, more loving understanding.

We appreciate and are grateful for the courage each of you express.  In a world that has historically revered the negative and fear-based aspects, it takes strength to be and share love.  It is time for love to become our common vision.

Please join us.  Be a part of this global day by choosing love, compassion, peace, and unity.  Share this information with your friends, relatives and coworkers.  Love locally and spread it globally.

Think: Global Love Day
Feel: Love Begins With Me
Remember: May 1, 2008

Be a part of it.  Spread the word.

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