The holidays are notorious for filling schedules and draining checkbooks. If you haven’t checked out my blog post about giving yourself some holiday cheer and reducing some stress, I encourage you to do so.
Today I want to share some thoughts about what love is with you,
“Love is a feeling directed at someone which acknowledges their goodness.” Dr. John Gray
Love is “The willful intent to serve the well being of another” M. Scott Peck
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, Bible
“Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.” Dorothy Parker
“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaking suspicion… love actually is all around.” Love Actually (movie, 2003)
I could share pages and pages of quotes with you today. But my aim is not to expose you to two dozen perspectives about love. Rather, my hope is that you will be reminded of what it feels like deep inside to love yourself and love others.
I strongly encourage you to think of and act on one way you can show love to yourself today, and one way you can show love to another today. And don’t just do it today, do it everyday!
Feel free to share what you are going to do for yourself and for another below!