Love so powerful, so magical, and at the same time brings such peace to this life.
In “Man’s search for Meaning” by Victor Frankel, he says “Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality. No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him. By his love he is enabled to see the essential traits and features in the beloved person; and even more, he sees that which is potential in him, which is not yet actualized but yet ought to be actualized. Furthermore, by his love, the loving person enables the beloved person to actualize these potentialities. By making him aware of what he can be and of what he should become, he makes these potentialities come true.”
Love for others…is so powerful.
In order to love fully I believe we must love ourselves first. It is through loving ourselves we are able to see beauty in others. It took me most of my life to love myself. Maybe some would be surprised that I just started really loving myself these past few years. It feels good to be finally comfortable in my own skin. For some they never experience this.
Too often we lose ourselves in life, or material things. The external validation to feel good… These things are temporary, and do not last. Real Love lasts forever.
Yes there are bad things that happen in our lives, but if we choose to focus on the love we share, it will pull us through. The love that we can extend to each other when someone is in need can make such a difference.
Selfless acts of kindness. These acts have ripple effects. Every action has a reaction. The more we show one another love, the better life can be.
I sound a bit idealistic don’t I?
But I want to tell you today, that this is real.
Sending a note to a friend saying “I care”, asking someone “How are you doing” and really listening, giving of ourselves for someone else, saying “sorry” when it may not be your fault, turning the cheek and not engaging in conflict, leading by example, and showing love – ALL MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.
It is when we do these things we truly see the heart of one another.
Someone once told me that I would have to learn how to not personalize relationships in order to climb through this life.
But I thought really? Is this what we have become to climb? But who are we then stepping on?
Having superficial conversations, not really caring how the other feels? That is the way to climb life?
I struggled a bit with this, but I realized that acting this way would be against my grain. I truly love others, I want to get to know them, understand what drives them and see them for who they are, right where they are.
Have I been burnt? Hell ya!
But the question is, how many times have I had kindness come back to me? A million times over!!
What you send out there comes right back.
I choose no walls.
I choose to hug, laugh, and smile.
I choose to love life and people with my heart.
I choose to see others and myself through God’s eyes.
So today I challenge you, where can you show love to others? Start now, and do it every day because it sure makes life pretty darn special.