I Choose Love means living the unique purpose for your life no matter how scary being different, being judged, or taking that leap of faith might seem. It is understanding that your life matters and that while we all share an essential unifying quality, no one was created exactly like you and no one can live your calling for you.
I Choose Love is accepting your body because it is the only one you’ve got, AND it is perfectly designed with qualities to help you live your purpose. It is speaking your truth even when it hurts and asking for help when fear tells you that you don’t need anyone. ICL is leading by example and being the change you want to see in the world. It is humility, forgiveness, and pure joy.
ICL is about embracing insecurities, moving through resistance, and becoming aware of the judgements that keep you isolated. It is making healthy choices, being vulnerable, connecting authentically with others, and understanding that your worth comes not from what you do but instead from who you are.
When we choose love, bullying has an answer; eating dis-orders find their order; hatred and judgment resolve into forgiveness and integrity; addiction dissipates; and violence – in thought, words, and action – towards ourselves and others subside.
Choosing love is choosing health – for ourselves, our schools, our communities, and our world.
Choosing love is letting our own light shine, and in turn encouraging others to do the same.
In short, choosing love saved my life, and I share inspirations and stories here to spread the
love and help encourage The Choice in others.
Please write with questions and your own stories of how Choosing Love has changed you.
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Thank you for being here on the journey.
From the Heart,
Stephanie J. Armstrong