One Love

The universe is telling me to focus on love. What is it saying to you?

Anne McCarthy is a Happiness Engineer and Team Lead for Zen (the Happiness team behind VaultPress, Polldaddy, and Akismet at Automattic). When she’s not engineering happiness, she helps run the Accelerate.LGBT event series. Currently, Anne is nomading her way through life in search for a place to eventually call “home.” She rambles at

One love refers to the universal love and respect expressed by all people for all people, regardless of race, creed, or color.

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I realized that the universe is constantly whispering words of love: expressions of pure joy, respect, loyalty, and sacrifice for someone other than ourselves, and instructions on letting go and focusing on what is most important in this world.

Anne McCarthy

Anne McCarthy

Photos by Anne McCarthy.

Show us what One Love means to you. I can’t wait to see your interpretation.

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    1. I totally agree. I think it’s what I love about street art. It’s almost like someone took the time to create this piece of work for another to enjoy. It’s a really beautiful relationship and interaction between countless strangers.

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    1. It’s incredible to see long lasting love like you showed in your pictures. My grandfather died two years ago after 60 years of marriage to my grandmother. Seeing your pictures reminded me so much of their love!

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      1. There’s this TV-program, like a reality show with Americans that has Norwegian roots. The winner gets to meet his/hers family. It’s called “alt for Norge”. I don’t know if it’s still on (I don’t have a TV), but you should check it out. The contestants gets to travel around Norway for a couple of months while they’re doing awesome stuff like dog sledding, visiting oil platforms, etc, etc.

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      2. Wow! Very cool. Totally checking it out. Thanks to my ability to nomad with my job, I’m actually headed to Oslo soon. I’m really excited to connect with my roots so to speak.


      3. Shout out when you’re coming and I’ll be your tourist guide in Oslo. I’ve already showed two other bloggers around, plus a whole bunch of CouchSurfers (I don’t know how many, but probably around 100).

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    1. Love your thoughtful response. It gives me a lot of hope to see reactions like yours. We are at a strange point as a society and a world. Loving each other is something we have to work at – keep up the work you are doing!

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      1. Thank you, Anne. Well… you have to see it first to manifest it, yes? I believe in the reality… and I do believe we are making progress… despite the fear we are fed… ❤

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    1. I really connected with how you phrased this: “Like a sandy footprint on a beach, love is continually recycled, reclaimed, and renewed.” Thanks for sharing your one love interpretation 🙂


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