We have long had hearts filled with compassion for others, especially the discouraged, down-and-out and those in need. We’ve been involved with countless charities throughout the years, but one day an idea planted itself in our heads and started to grow. What if we started focusing on thoughtful acts of love to others? Acts of kindness to let them know they matter, to encourage and to help provide for them? We started to dream big and asked, what if we start a movement of love just because? And that’s how Love Just Because was born.
Love Just Because exists to share simple and surprising ways for people to love their neighbors. Whether next door or across the world, we are all citizens of the world, and can treat each other with love through our daily actions and choices.
It may be as simple as smiling at a stranger, or as surprising as choosing fair trade products that show love to producers in third world countries.
In a world of competition, materialism and sometimes self-centeredness, the smallest acts of kindness and love shine like stars in the night sky. Many people go through life desperately trying to earn approval, status or love. That’s why showing someone love for no other reason than “just because” is so powerful. And that’s what we’re all about. We want to show people kindness and love just because.
Just because you are alive and breathing. Just because you are a human being. Just because you were created in the image of God and have value and worth.
Whether rich or poor, old or young, everyone is important. Everyone matters.
Will you join us in finding creative ways to show love just because?
-Alexander and Cristin Gartley
We love because He first loved us.
-1 John 4:19 (NIV)