"When you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.” a quote from the book Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Today is Valentine's day and many people will receive gifts of flowers, candy, cards, etc. items to show their love for the other person. Some will choose this day to become engaged as a remembrance of their love for one another. Love is something that we all desperately need. Studies have shown that babies do not develop properly unless given love. Children and teenagers unacceptable behaviour can often be traced back to a lack of love. Relationships die, divorces happen, because people don't love each other any more. Old people in nursing homes, lonely and sometimes forgotten, are starving for love and often die of a broken heart.
Why is it that love comes easy to some people; while others find it difficult to achieve? What is love?
The Bible describes love in the book of Corinthians and this passage is often cited at weddings. Love is not a feeling. Love is an action. Love is a choice. If you want to experience true love, you must be willing to accept people as they are. To experience true unconditional love; we must not put conditions on it.
Reach out to someone today! Call that friend you've been meaning to touch base with. Smile at a stranger!
Tell your child, teenager, mom, dad, wife or husband that you love them. Plan a special outing.
The best story of unconditional love is told in the Bible. God sent his Son, Jesus, to die for us. There is no greater love than this.
Have a great Valentine's Day!