It is our vision
to unite one and all in a celebration of love and compassion. We honor each
May 1st as a symbolic day of unconditional love and call upon all people and all nations to gather
together in the wisdom of peace and love.
Day is the universal recognition of our innate oneness through love.
we come from this limitless love we naturally and easily embrace ourselves and
our fellow humanity. Opening our heart, we allow unconditional love to be
our guide and compassion to be our gift to life.
We invite you to celebrate
with us by consciously focusing on love and what it means to you
throughout this day.
We hope that by practicing love in all areas of your life, you will find
it easy to love unconditionally all year long.
Our main theme explains it
"Love Begins With Me"
What I Can Do
Simply be love.
Let the love within your heart be the focus of your awareness throughout
the day. Allow yourself to be accepting, forgiving, peaceful,
joyful and in harmony with yourself and all life around you. Just
Allowing unconditional love to be your
primary intention is the main idea, and if you find yourself also wanting to
actually "do" something loving or share the day with others, we have
provided several categories to help give you ideas of how you may
approach the day. See the links to the left or above. Each
page will present suggestions that you can begin with. We
encourage you to come up with your own inspired, creative ideas and expressions.
Around the World
Catching on around the world,
we launched this program in December 2003 for our first celebration on
May 1, 2004 and already we have connected with people in over 150
countries. We hear daily from so many of you supporting our
efforts for this event. You have shown us that this simple idea is
one whose time has come. Plans for our eleventh celebration
of humanity are underway for May 1, 2014!
Over 413 proclamations,
and greetings have been issued and include the governors of Maine, Rhode
Island, Connecticut, Oregon, New Mexico, Alaska, Kentucky, Iowa, Utah,
Idaho, Tennessee, New Jersey,
Oklahoma, Montana, Puerto Rico and Florida, US Senators for Florida, US Congressman of
NY, and mayors from Ottawa, Calgary, Victoria, Surrey, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, and Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada; San Diego, San Francisco,
Burbank, West Hollywood, Sacramento, Pomona, Palm Springs, Fairfield, La Verne, Cupertino, Cerritos, Milpitas, Calabasas, Fullerton, San Fernando,
Santa Clara, Huntington Beach,
Huntington Park, Daly City, Elk Grove, Suisun City, Cathedral City,
Gilroy, and Malibu, CA;
Sioux Falls, SD; Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Solon, Canton,
Westlake, Warren, Massillon, Dayton, Delaware, and Columbus, OH; Albany, OR; Cambridge, Beverly and Lowell, MA,
Manchester, Stamford and Hamden, CT;
Pine Bluff, AR; Portland, ME; Wichita, KS; Jackson, MS;
Denver and Colorado Springs, CO; Mobile, AL;
Henderson, and Sparks, NV; Albany, OR; Baltimore, MD;
Wilmington, DE; Warwick, RI; Kalamazoo, Jackson and City of Bay City, MI; Rockford, Bolingbrook,
Lombard and Rochelle, IL; Michigan City,
Noblesville, and Elkhart, IN; New Orleans, LA; Reading, New Castle, Harrisburg,
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, PA; Dallas, Houston, Irving, Longview, Addison,
Watauga, Tyler, and El Paso,
TX; Buffalo, Poughkeepsie, Binghamton and New York City, NY; Trenton and Vineland, NJ; Arlington,
Alexandria and Petersburg, VA; Salt Lake City, UT; Milwaukee,
and Madison, WI; Palm Bay, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Iowa City, IA;
Memphis, TN; Louisville and Middlesborough, KY; Charleston and Greenville, SC;
Charlotte, Raleigh and Durham,
NC; Atlanta and Atlanta City Council, GA; and in Florida, Tampa, Miami Dade, Sarasota,
Gainesville, Largo, Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Pt. St. Lucie, Tarpon Springs, Royal Palm Beach, Clearwater,
City, Lakeland, New Smyrna
Beach, Deerfield Beach, Ormond Beach, Cooper City, Edgewater, South Daytona, North Miami, Key West, the Commissioners of Hillsborough County,
Pinellas County, and Sarasota County, and St. Petersburg and Tampa City
And our main flyer is now
available in 36
In conjunction with Global Love
Day, we are hosting our seventh annual Art, Essay and Poetry Invitational.
This program encourages our youth to
participate by sharing their perspective of global love in a creative
fashion. You can see how their amazing efforts turned out for our
previous annual presentations on the Invitational
page and also find information and guidelines for next year's submissions.
As we continue to connect with
people and organizations around the world, we are amazed at how much is being
done in efforts to positively assist humanity. There
are so many wonderful people and associations that are actively working on
behalf of a community, nation and even in global proportions.
As we often remind ourselves,
what is presented by mainstream information sources is often a narrow and
negative perspective of what is happening upon this planet right now.
To the contrary, we see and know that good and right is occurring
everywhere. Look for love and you will see it all around you.
This simple reminder changes the
very nature of our experience. We are what we place our attention
upon. When we allow love to be our focus of life, we expand this in
our every day activities. It is as simple as changing each perspective
and allowing the negative and limiting views to be released and replaced by
a higher, more loving understanding.
We appreciate and are grateful
for the courage each of you express. In a world that has historically revered
the negative and fear-based aspects, it takes strength to be and share
love. It is time for love to become our common vision.
Please join us. Be a part
of this global day by choosing love, compassion, peace, and unity.
Share this information with your friends, relatives and coworkers.
Love locally and spread it globally.
Be a part of it.
Spread the word. Share your love.
Join people around the world in
Celebrating and Expanding LOVE
Begins With Me"
are one humanity on this planet.
life is interconnected and interdependent.
share in the Universal bond of love.
begins with self acceptance and forgiveness. With
respect and compassion we embrace diversity.
we make a difference through love.
Be a part of it.
Spread the word.
Languages: Spanish, German, French,
Italian, Portuguese, Persian,
Albanian, Arabic, Hindi,
Romanian, Hungarian, Catalan,
Swahili, Russian, Japanese,
Turkish, Norwegian, Esperanto,
Polish, Swedish, Greek, Bulgarian,
Mayan K'iche', Dutch, Lithuanian,
Slovenian, Serbian, Bangla, Danish,
Pakistani Urdu, Estonian, Bahasa Malaysia Finnish, Chinese, Czech
Visit Our GLD
The Initial Vision (an open letter from our
Founder in 2004)
Love Foundation is delighted to announce the first annual GLOBAL
LOVE DAY on May 1, 2004 with this year's theme of Love Begins
With Me. Join people from around the world as we acknowledge,
celebrate and share the love we have within. This is a special day
of recalling that love is the link that binds us all. It is also
the awesome power that heals and transforms everything it
Each of us is a
potent force of love when we allow this energy to express itself.
There is nothing we have to ultimately do, rather we need only allow
ourselves to feel and be love. It is that simple. Global
Love Day is merely our way of saying let's remember love is ours to be
and to share every moment of our lives.
understand this day is a symbol of what we can do every day of the
year. Our intent is to join together in a conscious recognition
that love is always present. For so many, love is often hidden
under layers of hurt, trauma, drama, pain and suffering. Emotional
memories, unspoken doubt, fear, resentment and a multitude of old
beliefs often keep us from realizing these thoughts and feelings have no
real power over us. We give them power by living in the past and
being afraid of the future. We ignore the love that is present
every moment while embracing limitation. It is time to change
that. It is time to release ourselves from our own self created
You and I have the
opportunity to make a difference. Together we can embrace our
unlimited self, the part of us that knows love and expresses it
naturally and simply. It is when we accept ourselves just for who
we are that we transform the moment into peace, security, joy and
love. This process begins with releasing our limiting beliefs,
past mistakes, lack of self worth, pride and ego through the conscious
act of forgiveness. It is up to us as individuals to undertake this
journey. We begin the transformation when we turn within and
accept our self. We change the world when we change our
As we come to know who
we are and why we act and react the way we do, we start to see ourselves
in the faces of humanity. The reflection of hurt is our hurt,
their pain is our pain, another's anger is our anger. It is also
seen in the face of nature. Her destruction is our
destruction. These seemingly random expressions are our past
thoughts seeking manifestation. It is our constant reminder that
love is the answer. We build a new reality in this current moment
when we let go. When we choose love over fear, kindness over hate,
integration over separation, and peace over war, we bring a new
reflection to humanity... our loving selves.
please accept our invitation to love. Join us hand-in-hand as we
share our love on this planet once again.
light, and peace,
Harold W. Becker