Love Button Global Movement Makes Center Stage with 111.9 million TV viewers.
Our Beloved Family:
This past February was a good month for love and not just because of Valentine’s Day. We’re talking about Super Bowl 50, which took place on Sunday, February 7th. Even if you aren’t a football fan, there was plenty to enjoy, particularly the spectacular halftime show headed by Chris Martin and Coldplay, which put the Love Button Global Movement center stage with the world watching.
In case you missed it, Coldplay took the stage surrounded by a kaleidoscope of lights, representing all the people of the world in different colors displayed on the beautiful canvas of life. At the same time, the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA), conducted by maestro, Gustavo Dudamel, accompanied the band, playing instruments decorated in every color of the spectrum. Jamming out a medley of their biggest hits as the under-lit stage swirled in changing designs, Coldplay gave us a glimpse of a future world we all want to live in, one that could only be united by love. Front man, Chris Martin, underscored this sentiment by singing Up & Up, a song about reconciliation, and calling to the crowd, “We’re in this together!”
The halftime show presented a message of unity and selflessness, reminding us that Love is the most powerful thing we have.”
No sooner did Coldplay finish their final chord, then Bruno Mars burst onto the scene, eliciting a huge response from an already energized crowd. Next, Beyoncé made her entrance, electrifying the stadium even further as she gave a passionate, retro-style performance of her newest hit, Formation. In an incredible finale, Chris Martin invited Beyoncé and Bruno Mars to meet him at center stage for a collaborative celebration.
We all know the month of February as the month of Love. It’s the time of year when we show the people we love just how special they are. For us, this month was much more than that. February 7th, Super Bowl Sunday, was the day we watched tearfully as 75,000 people at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, held up plastic tiles, faithfully and without knowing why, to cohesively reveal the message, Believe in Love. In that moment, they showed the world that Love is an act of faith, regardless of what others do. The same responsibility falls to each of us to step out in faith and perform loving acts every day, trusting that the message will appear in life, just as it did in the stadium. This spectacular moment was indeed a powerful metaphor for how Love works, and it was preceded by an amazing performance from Martin, who took a stand for love.
That moment, watched by 111 million people, was an act of synchronicity with a very different feeling from the game of football itself, which is built on conflict with advantage gained through brutal force. By contrast, the halftime show presented a message of unity and selflessness, reminding us that Love is the most powerful thing we have. We felt so blessed to witness the world watching the power of Love to create change one person at a time.
Since Super Bowl 50, we’ve been overwhelmed with press and people wanting to know more about the Love Button Global Movement and how they can get involved. The exposure Coldplay gave us has been a blessing we can hardly contain. Our little grassroots movement to change the world through individual acts of love is finally gaining the momentum it needs to make the kind of impact we’ve always envisioned. For this, we are truly grateful, especially to Chris Martin and Coldplay for believing in the Love Button Global Movement and in the power of love to change lives. Please consider learning more about the Love Button Global Movement by visiting the brand new website, www.lovebutton.org, where you’ll discover all the wonderful things we’re doing here at home and around the globe to heal the world with love.
Light & Love in the Month Ahead,
Dr. Sadeghi and Dr. Sami
Please continue reading on how to do your part to keep the momentum of love that began at the Super Bowl.