The power of love means many things, but for Mercy Ships, love means saving lives. Partners like you make this possible, and we are so blessed to have your support. Thank you for all you do to share love with those in need. Today, on Valentine’s Day, we want not only our patients to know that they are enough, but for you to know how grateful we are that you are showing up for them, and for Mercy Ships. With that, we leave you with an excerpt from Dear Human – By Courtney Walsh.
Dear Human: You’ve got it all wrong.
You didn’t come here to master unconditional love.
That is where you came from and where you’ll return.
You came here to learn personal love.
Universal love. Messy love. Sweaty love.
Crazy love. Broken love. Whole love.
Infused with divinity. Lived through the grace of stumbling.
Demonstrated through the beauty of… messing up. Often.
You didn’t come here to be perfect. You already are.
You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous.
And then to rise again into remembering.
Love, in truth, doesn’t need ANY other adjectives.
It doesn’t require modifiers.
It doesn’t require the condition of perfection.
It only asks that you show up. And do your best.
That you stay present and feel fully.
That you shine and fly and laugh and cry
and hurt and heal and fall and get back up
and play and work and live and die as YOU.
It’s enough. It’s Plenty.