Why celebrate victories?
Our website boasts 400,000 people touched by over 700 volunteers and participants through 41 events and engagements per year in connection with 67 partner organizations, companies, and churches. That means that hundreds of thousands of people have been touched with the message of love, understanding, and oneness.
Let’s put this number into something more tangible. A stadium near me claims a capacity of 72,000. Ever been to a full stadium cheering for their team? When that miraculous goal occurs, and the stadium irrupts in celebration over the win – feel the volume, feel the excitement, feel the celebration – over a win that may be remembered for only moments. And that is at most, 72,000 people cheering. (And let’s be real, half of them are probably boo-ing because they’re fans of the opposite team.)
Now consider four stadiums full of people who’ve been touched with the message of love, understanding, and oneness. Not only have those individuals been changed just a little bit, but they’re affecting each additional person with whom they interact. The volume of people living in oneness and inclusion grows exponentially with each move one person makes in the direction of love.
If we were all able to shout at the same moment – It would be a beautiful demonstration of how love is moving as a force across the nation and spreading to the world. In little pockets of life, there is a movement of oneness and understanding. It is spreading from one person to another, beginning a tide of celebration for the beauty in each and every human.
That is why victories are celebrated – It shows us how far we’ve come – And that more is possible. If we came from there, and made it to here, then we can keep moving, and aim for the stars. Who knows? We might just make it to the moon or something further!
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