After the New Year, I wrote about promises. To ourselves and others. This month I focus on the promise of love.
When we think of love, we often think about what it does for us, the way it makes us act and feel. But with the upcoming holiday celebrating the very concept of love I wonder – have we ever considered what our love can do for another?
LOVE can …
Calm – It provides steadiness in a rocky world.
Lift – It offers support through hardship and trouble.
Soothe – Consistent affection offers peace to the soul.
Elevate – Everything is more enjoyable when shared with another.
Push – It encourages the achievement of goals and dreams.
Pull – It reminds us to interact on a deeper level.
Respect – Everyone needs to feel they are worthy.
Accept – It allows us to simply be ourselves without judgment.
Connect – It suggests we are better together than alone.
Humble – Opening ourselves to others requires compromise.
Reward – Giving a little gives us far more in return.
Trust – It builds confidence in other relationships and experiences.
Heal – The hurt, the pain, it can be eased, possibly erased.
Revive – It carries remarkable strength, energy, and life.
To love. To be loved. No matter how it is done, it is a special gift – one that should be given whenever possible.
Join me for A YEAR OF PROMISE!
Follow along as I focus on a different promise each month. This will not be some hard-core, paid program but a gentle exploration of changing how we view (and do) life. And in the end, maybe some parts will remain unchanged while others will be done in an entirely different way. The future is open, it is waiting, and it is all ours …
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