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Delaware Gays and Lesbians United
Because we must stick together!

Monday, December 5, 2011

You are Surrounded by Love.

If you have not yet seen this video, now is the time.

At this moment, the world is reaching out to Jonah. We are standing up, we are writing in, we are speaking out in a chorus of love and hope.

This is what I love about our community. This is one reason, out of many, I know I can really be proud to be gay..... Every one of us is willing to wake up our souls at any moment to reach out to a child in need. We all are equipped with the emotional/spiritual CPR, in a sense, to breathe that Breath of Life back into the bodies of those suffering souls. We bond ourselves together as a community because we honor human self-preservation. This has been going on since the beginning of time, here it is again today.

All of us, every person on this planet has an abundant capacity for love and the capacity to love. Since I believe this point to be true, I also believe that there is no such thing as a bad person. However, I do believe that we allow ourselves to forget about this capacity; I believe that we allow ourselves to become lazy with our potential for kindness. Being hopeful/kind is much more difficult than being pessimistic/judgmental. Therefore bad things happen. If you show a person love, they want love. If they don't experience enough love, they learn that love doesn't exist. Our responsibility as people who interact with people is to show love at all times, this is a universal rule. It will take constant effort and self-reflection, but there is no greater reward.

"At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted that flame within us" - Albert Schweitzer

This is our mission, Delaware. Unlike Mission Impossible, we don't get a choice as to whether we accept it. It is our human responsibility to be kind to one another simply because there is no other option. I'm certain many have already read the one article: "I'm Christian, Unless you're Gay" ...which highlighted this point far superior than my humble paragraphs. But my point is this: There are people who are still suffering or struggling with emotions relevant to their sexuality, even in Delaware! Find them. Help them. Nourish them with your wisdom and your kindness. Educate them that they are not alone. Inform them about groups like PFLAG, Haven, CAMP Rehoboth... and the many other groups that exist to bring comfort and joy to our area. (Note the chain of links off to the right of this page) However, understand that you alone are enough. You, as a friend or family member, are enough to be your own support group for whoever is hurting. The last thing Delaware needs is more people being lazy with their generosity. Embrace the best in yourself and know that you are surrounded by love so that you may surround others with love as well.

That little boy in the video had no idea of how profound an impact his message would leave in the community. You are loved, leave with gratitude.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Wisdom

Love and gratitude are not expressed in sentences,
they are expressed in sentiments.

December so far....

4:PFLAG (Rehoboth), Bingo-a-GoGo (Wilmington), Rainbow Choral @ Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, PA)
6: LGBT community event @ Pro Kitchen Gear (Greenville)
8: PFLAG (7pm, Wilmington, Westminster Pres. Church)
10: Rainbow Chorale Concert (3 pm, Epworth Church, Rehoboth) Renaissance Meeting (Wilmington)
11: Rainbow Chorale Concert (4pm, First/Central Church, Wilmington), Anita's Angels Drag show (8pm, Blue Parrot Bar/Grill, Wilmington)
14: De Pride Community meeting (Wilmington)
15: Our Night Out's 1 year Anniversary/Holiday party(Wilmington)
25: Merry Christmas!
27: Food Bank volunteering opportunity (Newark)
31: Rehoboth GAYla

January 1: Civil Unions are legal!
January 7: One Love, a civil union event (8pm, DE Art Museum, Wilmington)