As children, my sister and I would head downstairs to dress up in mom’s beautiful negligees and our plastic princess shoes. We would sing along and dance to Dionne Warwick’s “What the world needs now is love”. At eight, I knew that love is all anyone ever truly needed. It took another 58 years to fully realize, it is our own love that is so necessary to our well-being. Embrace Tightly wrap your arms around yourself. FEEL your embrace. It is your love you crave. It is yours to give and to receive. A child plays within your heart, curious to see around the next corner. Close your eyes, embrace this child. Cherish them. Encourage them to run free, to be in wonder, to express and to embrace ALL.