Filling Medium With Love ❤

Oh how it makes my heart explode

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So last week or so (damn if I can even remember when I did this) I wrote an article about the 40 Things I Love. You can read it here (and surely the date is on there too!).

It stemmed from a story I had read the night before by Christina Hausauer. I tagged a few peeps so they could share their 40 things they love too. I hit publish and let it go. If anyone else wanted to engage and carry on the 40 Things challenge, that’s cool, if only a few did, that’s cool too and if no one wanted to, well, that’s not cool but whatever.

So here we are 4 days later (and I know it’s 4 days because I just checked the date on the article) and my newsfeed here on Medium has completely blown up with the 40 Things prompt.

Oh my ❤.

Many writers I know and tons of writers I don’t know are sharing their 40 Things.

You don’t even know how happy this makes me. Wanna know why? Even if you don’t wanna know I’m gonna tell you anyway.

As much as I absolutely love Medium and love the articles in my feed, I find there are so many articles about abuse, trauma, sadness, breakups, deaths, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I write a shit ton of those types of articles too.

But it’s just so nice to read articles on happier things for a change. And even nicer to read articles on Love because let’s face it, who doesn’t love love?? ❤

The last few days my feed has been filled with 40 Things I Love and I couldn’t be happier.

Medium writers are spreading love like wildfire ❤


In this world filled with anger, sadness, pain, hurt, disconnect and tragedy we often forget about the good, the beautiful, the love, the joy, the blessings.

Hate and Love are both emotions and both energy. You can choose to spread hate or you can choose to spread love.

I’m thrilled beyond words that the Medium writers here have stepped up and chosen to spread love this week.

I love each and every one of you who have taken part in this challenge. You guys rock so fucking hard. No tagging here because there are too many who have done this already and I know I’ll miss too many names ❤ You know who you are.

Give yourself a big hug and here’s a virtual ^5 for you! 🙋‍♀️

Peace and Love

xo iva xo

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