Friday, 13 February 2015

Love is...

There are quite a few things around us at the moment to make us think of love. In the shops, on the TV, on the radio...but why should Valentine's Day be so associated with love? Why do we make such a big thing about love on February 14th? Do we limit ourselves to show love on just one day of the year?

I don't really think that's the case but take a minute to think...what if everyday I put as much effort into loving someone as I might on Valentine's Day? What if I purposely decided to tell someone or show someone how much I loved them every single day? 

I'm sure we all have someone who springs to mind when we think about love. Some of us might be fortunate enough to have lots of people spring to mind. 

So if I took time each day to think of someone who I could show love to...(and I am not talking about romantic love!) what a difference that would make. I wouldn't do it for something in return, it would be because it is good for our souls to know we are loved. It could be something as simple as a hug, or a note to say thank you, or a word of encouragement, or a meal or a cake, or the gift of time. 

Why though? Why should I take my time to give to someone else when I don't get anything in return?
It's simple really...because life should be all about love. 

'Let love be your greatest aim.'
1 Corinthians 14:1 (Living Bible)

I can choose to influence my world, the paths I tread, the days I live...and so can you.
With every sun comes a new day and the chance to choose love...

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