Why Choose Love?

Why Choose Love?

Learning to choose love, even when life is difficult, will change your life

Learning to choose love even when life is difficult will change your life for the better and the lives of those around you.

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a way to teach children and adults how to understand and manage their emotions. It helps people make good decisions and work towards positive goals while caring for and nurturing the relationships around them.

A Simple 4-Part Formula

Choose Love Movement’s next-generation SEL programming is built upon a simple formula: courage, plus gratitude, plus forgiveness, plus compassion in action equals Choosing Love.

When learned and practiced daily, these character values transform you, your relationships with others, and create a ripple effect of happiness, health and productivity throughout your school, home and community.

And the best news is that, once you’ve learned them, you will have them in your tool belt for the rest of your life.


Courage is the willingness and ability to work through obstacles despite feeling embarrassment, fear, reluctance, or uncertainty.


Gratitude is mindful thankfulness and the ability to be thankful even when things in life are challenging.


Forgiveness means choosing to let go of anger and resentment toward yourself or someone else, to surrender thoughts of revenge, and to move forward with your personal power intact.


Compassion is the understanding of a problem or the suffering of another and acting to solve the problem or alleviate the suffering. 

How Choosing Love Changes You


People who practice the Choose Love formula are reporting remarkable results!

• Less anxiety and stress
• Less fearful (in the present and future)
• Enhanced self-esteem
• Improved ability to express oneself and one’s feelings
• Increased self-awareness
• Willingness to try difficult tasks

• Positive attitude towards self and others
• Improved attitude about school and learning
• Showing appreciation and kindness towards self and others
• Increased mindfulness
• Ability to see other perspectives and show empathy

• Healthier relationships and deeper connections
• Better emotional self-regulation
• Less aggression and anger
• Better able to handle personal/social issues that arise
• Improved resilience
• Improved decision-making skills
• Heightened self-management

Compassion in Action
• Enhanced connections and relationships
• Able to respond in a loving manner
• More caring and concern shown to others
• Improved social skills
• Social and Moral Awareness