This is a great quote:
“Love is not a Commodity — it doesn’t run out.”
Which I picked up at an LRT (Loving Relationships Training) this past week.
Think about this one alot, because it can set the tone for a lifetime. It seems to me that far too often people act as if love is a commodity:
- We parcel it out.
- We “reserve” it for the right people.
- We only give it to someone who “deserves” it; whatever that means.
- We often hold ourselves back.
- and so forth
Remember love comes in many forms. It’s not just about sex; or “The One.”
Maybe “Caring” is a better word to use for some of us to handle this concept. “Love” seems a bit extreme,.. BUT! Again, think about it. Is it really even a little bit extreme? Isn’t love what it is all about; in the final analysis which would you rather have as a legacy: love or hate? love or fear? love or blah?
There are many ways to share love with yourself and with the world, and most of them don’t cost anything either — maybe a tiny bit of effort, a shift in how you view this day, a stretch of your imagination, and above all a willingness to take a chance.
- Love can be a warm puppy.
- A stroll in the park.
- A joyous hug
- A friendly hug
- A hug “just because” [I once hugged a lady in a wheel chair in the hospital — she had had so many blood tests done they couldn’t find any “fresh” veins. She needed a hug; so did I.]
- Holding hands
- Just touching someone in some way (and that doesn’t necessarily mean physically).
- A small gift
- A BIG smile
- A sunny day.
- A rainy day after too many sunny ones.
- Just about anything you can add a bit of love and caring to.
Dream BIG; Love BIG: