Photo of the Day: This is Why We Are Here.

Via on Nov 30, 2012

I was stewing this morning about how many people are willing to be unkind, or think the worst of strangers, especially in our speedy-speedy road rage, constant texting and Facebook update society.

But if you stop and truly look around, that’s the minority. We notice it because it irritates us, like a pebble in our shoe.

The beautiful truth is that love is all around. We care about other human beings.We are all basically good and want to help others.

This photo of police officer Lawrence DePrimo who stopped mid-shift to buy a new pair of boots for this homeless man brought tears to my eyes. It’s a beautiful gesture, and there’s a reason people keep sharing this photo. That desire to benefit others, to connect, to show love is in all of us. It’s why we’re here.

Take two minutes and smile and cry and then give a little love.


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Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter


6 Responses to “Photo of the Day: This is Why We Are Here.”

  1. Maru says:

    It is beautiful, Thanks Kate

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