Welcome to Monday! Let’s talk about love. What is love? It seems as though it means different things to different people. Love is difficult to explain in philosophical terms because it’s not designed to be analyzed or explained; it’s designed to be experienced or felt.
Love is the most powerful emotion; it can literally transform a life. When humans feel loved, there is no limit to what they can achieve. I recently met a man who seemed very unsure and lonely, always staying in the background. Several of us started including him when we went to sporting events or social outings and, over the next few months, we noticed that his self-esteem was stronger, and he felt confident to engage in conversations. He seemed and looked happier. It suddenly occurred to me that he felt loved and included. You could see the transformation that had taken place in his life because we took the time to show him love.
Is there a relationship in your life that you would like to have transformed? It all starts with you. Do you love who you are? Do you love where you are in life? Do you express that love in all that you do on a daily basis? Do you show that person in your life love, even if you’re not feeling it from him/her? It’s been proven that as you give and show love to others, you receive love in return.
Something to Think About
One of the easiest ways to express love is to start your day thinking about what you’re most grateful for. Keep that thought as you go through your day. Greet those you meet throughout the day with a smile that says, “You are loved!”
Do something special for someone you love this week!
Words of Wisdom
“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
– Howard Thurman
“Happiness is simple. Everything we do to find it is complicated.”
– Karen Maezen Miller
“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” – Dalai Lama
“The people who are the hardest to love are the ones who need it the most.”
– Peaceful Warrior