Global Love Day
We honor each May 1st as a symbolic day of unconditional love and call upon all people and all nations to come together in the wisdom of peace and love.
Global Love Day is the universal recognition of our innate oneness through love. It is our vision to unite one and all in a celebration of love and compassion. Join people around the world in celebrating and expanding LOVE.
We are one humanity on this planet.
All life is interconnected and interdependent.
All share in the Universal bond of love.
Love begins with self-acceptance and forgiveness.
With respect and compassion we embrace diversity.
Together we make a difference through love.
When 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 themes explain it best..."Love Begins With Me" and 'Celebrating Our Humanity."
Be a part of it. Spread the word. Share your love.Think: Global Love Day; Feel: Love Begins With Me; Remember: May 1st
We Celebrate our Humanity
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 frequently 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 everyday 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.
Our first Global Love Day was presented on May 1, 2004. A variety of celebrations and events were held by individuals and groups around the world that initial year and the day was recognized with over a dozen proclamations from prominent Governors, Mayors and Councils. Since then we have continuously expanded each year to include many more communities and nations and now have over 700 proclamations honoring the day with thousands participating individually and at events. We are into our second decade of sharing love and celebrating our humanity - will you join us?
We have a special section dedicated to Global Love Day here on our site filled with ideas of how you can get involved and host your own local event on May 1st. Follow the dropdown tab above and find some suggestions of how you can participate and also find examples of what other creative events have been held before. You can find our Global Love Day social site pages too.
The Global Love Day Flyers have been translated in over 40 languages so far and all are available to download and print right from your desktop.
Special Note for 2020 - Global Love Day has always been simple in its intention and presentation so that anyone can participate and be a part of this initiative right where you are. Please consider creating unique, safe online experiences and virtual gatherings to share the day with your friends, schools, coworkers and community. There are boundless ways we can express our universal love and everyone will feel a part of the day, even if we are in our own homes.
Our annual Art, Essay and Poetry Invitational is held in conjunction with Global Love Day each year and encourages anyone young at heart to submit their art, essay or poetry based on the tenets and vision and theme of the day. See our Guidelines for more information on this special related program.
The Initial Vision
(An open letter from Founder Harold Becker in 2004)
The 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 contacts.
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.
We 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 bondage.
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 perspective.
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.
So, please accept our invitation to love. Join us hand-in-hand as we share our love on this planet once again.
Love, light, and peace,
Harold W. Becker
Founder's Address 2020
Welcome Dear Friends to Global Love Day 2020,
In these extraordinary moments on our precious planet, we join heart-to-heart around the world as one humanity. We comprehend how all life is interconnected and interdependent and through love, we heal, nurture and bring grace into our individual and collective lives. We all truly share the universal bond of love.
Through introspection, self-acceptance and forgiveness, we embark on a new adventure where love is our foundation in every thought, feeling, word, and deed. From this expansive and inclusive awareness, we go boldly forth, bringing our love into each moment and every experience. We recognize love begins with me as natural and personal expressions of kindness, goodwill, peace and joy, in our daily lives.
The wisdom of love knows every facet of life is significant and magnificent and that through respect and compassion, we embrace the innate and ever-present diversity necessary to life itself. We celebrate not only our humanity this day, we rejoice in the life giving essence of our home here on this amazing globe.
Opening our hearts is the gateway to a more gentle, caring, brighter and generous world where we acknowledge everyone as a vital part of the whole. Appreciating the boundless gifts held in every moment, we encourage one another to realize our combined creative potential through balance and harmony with each other and ourselves.
It is our time to cultivate and express our dreams of a better and grander world for our children and the earth herself. What we envision today becomes our tomorrow, so let us begin by knowing that together we make a difference through love.
With joy, peace and love, I welcome you to our seventeenth Global Love Day celebration.
Love, light and peace,
Harold W. Becker
Founder and President
The Love Foundation Inc.
About Our Global Love Day Logo
In early 2004, a few weeks after we launched our Global Love Day initiative, Annie Zalezsak, a creative designer from the UK, offered this logo to us. It has been our trademark for the day ever since.
Global Love Day Water Crystal ImageDr. Masaru Emoto pioneered the connection of water and the power of our thoughts through photographs of the corresponding crystal formation. In 2007, he kindly offered this laboratory image of Global Love Day. You can see the beautiful crystal clearly showing the effects of global love and gratitude for life. Hado...
See how we celebrated in previous years - picture galleries.