“We loved with a love that was more than love” – Edgar Allan Poe
Love seems appropriate this time of year. The confusion of love, the wonder of love, is it the right kind of love, am I getting enough love, or better yet am I giving enough love?
I am blessed to have incredible friends in my circle, one of my most respectable friends used to tell me that Love is the meaning of life. Although I looked up to him, I took what he said with a grain of salt. As I have grown older, I realize it is not just the romantic love he was speaking of. There is: the love I have for my family, the love I have for my friends, the love for the beauty of nature, of art and the ingenuity of man. As I grow into a more loving adult I become a better person. I can love people through their faults today. I can love the seemingly unlovable.
Today I believe that love is part of the meaning of life: To love and be loved, to build relationships and nurture them, to be a friend, a brother, a son or a daughter, sister, a parent, a teacher, a mentor, or just a good listener to lend an ear. If we share our knowledge and our compassion with others we will receive it in places we never expected.
Affirmation: Love is all there is. I love me, others and life with all my heart.
Call to Action: Find a spot in your life that you may not be showing love and see how love can transform your perception of that person, place or thing.
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