I get e-mails, letters, and cards that are signed with anything but "love." Christians may say, "Love in Christ." Spiritual friends may say, "Love & Light." Others may say, "Sincerely," "Respectfully," "Your friend," or just sign their name.
What's wrong with "Love"? Why can't people just say "Love"? What are people afraid of? Why does that simple, beautiful little word make so many people uncomfortable? I think it's sad.
There is a big difference between "love" and "being in love." Obviously, you can't be IN love with everyone. But you can LOVE everyone. You should love everyone. We are all inhabiting the same planet. We're all in this earthly adventure together. Let's fearlessly love one another through it.
There's also a difference between "liking" and "loving." You don't have to like everyone, but you can still love them. Love is heart-to-heart, soul-to-soul. You see the real essence of the person, their spiritual self, and love that. That same person may do things you don't like. That's their human side and that's okay. As a matter of fact, you can even distance yourself from a person because of things you don't like about them. You can make sure you never interact with them again... but you can still love them.
This is an issue that has been bothering me for years. Because of that, I always sign "Love, Paula" (or "Love, Mom" or "Love, Grandma" depending on the recipient). I hope that on this site, we can share love and spread love while discussing any topic. The name of the site is "Love, Paula", and it will always end with those words...