Thursday, February 10, 2011

All we need is love

Love is more than three words mumbled before bedtime.
Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.     -Nicolaus Sparks 

Love is a many splendored thing!

I am thinking that love is sometimes not doing something.
Maybe some things I do are unloving. I am still learning.  I can change,  with God's help. 
All I must do,  is remember to do all things with love!

Love is not criticizing your tweenage granddaughter's too-grown-up outfit, but telling her how pretty she is, because you know that good self-esteem will produce better behavior.
Love is not mentioning to your daughter-in-law that there are no vegetables on the dinner table, but telling her the boxed mac&cheese is tasty.
Love is not complaining to your husband that your house is run down, but trying to make it as nice a home as you can.
Love is not saying you're too busy, but listening to your family member, and making  adjustments  to your schedule even if you have to give up something occasionally.
Love is not sharing horror stories about medical procedures and childbirth, but listening, making empathetic comments, and sharing in their unique experience.
Love is not bursting their bubble, knowing when to keep it to yourself.
Love is not giving advice when it isn't asked for.

 Love is what's left in a relationship
 after all the selfishness has been removed.
- Gullen Hightower

All we need is love!

What a grand thing to be loved!
What a grander thing still to love!
                                  -Victor Hugo


Perhaps love is like a resting place, a shelter from the storm
It exists to give you comfort, it is there to keep you warm
In those times of trouble when you are most alone
the memory of love will bring you home...
If I should live forever and all my dreams come true
My memory of love will be of you.
                                                      -John Denver

There is no remedy for love than to love more.
                                   -Henry David Thoreau

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life, that word is love.

"The Love Chapter"   My favorite scripture
If I speak in human and angelic tongues, but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal.
And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge, if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing.
If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast,
 but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind, it is not jealous, is not pompous, it is not inflated,
 it is not rude,it does not seek it's own interests,it is not quick tempered,
 it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.
It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.
So faith, hope, love remain, these three, but the greatest of these is love. 
                                     -  I Corinthians 13   NIV

Love is always bestowed as a gift-
freely, willingly, and without expectation..
we don't love to be loved, we love to love.

                               - Leo Buscaglia

Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your home.
 Give love to your children, to a wife or husband,
to a next door neighbor.-Mother Teresa

Happy Valentine's Day!

1 comment: said...

So well said:) I agree with you! Such a pretty blog. I am your newest follower and will be back to say hello and see what you are up to:)
Have a great week!
~Debra xxx
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