Posted: Mon 10/01/2012 10:00 PM
I wasn’t there to meet a prince, but I was still there to find love and believe in magic. The previous thirty days had been unbelievable. I’d gotten to know myself better, I’d gotten a window into my own insecurities—insecurities I hadn’t even dared to acknowledge to myself. I had learned to love myself unconditionally, and I had learned that I had cared more than I knew about what other people thought of me. I was now able to leave all of that behind, and to fly free in the world without a moment of care about what others thought or didn’t think of me. That was amazing and so freeing!
The Love Ball celebrated the many accomplishments of the Kingsland residents and Lovetown ambassadors over the previous month, but most of all it celebrated the way a town can really come together. The residents raised spirits, held out their hands in love and friendship to each other, and brought each other together as a reminder that they were a community of people who cared about each other deeply.
Posted: Mon 10/01/2012 09:00 PM
They did this in small ways and big ways and it was amazing to see how each thing fed the other—it was a great lesson to learn. One small gesture of sadness or hopelessness might bring down a whole neighborhood—but by the same token, a smile, a good deed, a love letter, or a few words of hope could change everything.
Posted: Mon 10/01/2012 08:00 PM
I was incredibly touched to be present here—not to mention honored to take part. I loved to watch the way the kids responded to their circumstances with so much hope, joy and patience. So many adults would respond with hopelessness or sadness, but these kids were incredibly positive and bright.
As a cancer patient for nearly five years now, I know what it’s like to sometimes feel like nothing will inspire you again and to listen to your inner negativity in spite of yourself.