Hello everyone? Have you ever asked yourself what it would be like for someone to be in a relationship with you? Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be in other’s shoes? The answer these questions can and will help you see how your behaviors and habits impact others.
I would love to serve as your loving reminder of what it means to love someone. I’ve come to understand that some people are really easier to love. Why is that? Because some people are better at loving others. They express love in healthy ways on a consistent basis. They also attract love into their lives.
It is a simple principle most of us have been taught repeatedly but fails to remember: “What you sow, you also reap”. You can’t give out hate and expect to be loved. To love is great, to be loved by another is beautiful, but to love and be loved in return is everything.
There are seven principles of love, straightforward and sometimes difficult, but always effective to experiencing more love in your life. Apostle Paul wrote about them in his first letter to the Corinthians, chapter 13. At the wedding ceremonies, we hear the officiating ministers recite them over and over again.
. Love is Patient:
Practice being patient. People won’t always do what you want when you want them to do. Things happen for a reason and that includes the timing of when things happen. Be patient. Learn the lessons that come in the process of waiting. There are no accidents in life, every mess has a message. Slow down.
. Love does not envy:
Rather than envying others, learn from them. Even be inspired by them. In life, there would always be someone who appears to have more or do better than you. It’s not enough reason to live in hate, is it? Choose to be content with what you have while you journey toward something better.
.Love isn’t boastful or proud:
Allow your accomplishments to speak for themselves. Learn to resist the temptation to boast about yourself, what you’ve achieved, or your loved ones. It only makes others feel ” inferior and not good enough”. People will notice your good works and deeds, even without you having to make a big deal of them. Oftentimes those that care don’t matter and those that matter do not care.
. Love is always kind:
Show me a man that loves and I will show you how kind he is. One compliments the other. Every day, make a decision to be kind. It’s not rocket science, it’s not difficult either. You don’t need to have it all before you show a little kindness. A smile, a simple hug, a kind word, a helping hand, can go a long way. You will not only be a blessing to those you meet, but you will also feel good deep in your soul.
Love Isn’t rude or easily angered:
There are days you want to scream out loud and express the emotions you have bottled up. When this happens, take a deep breath and look for a more loving response to address the situation. It doesn’t mean you are weak. Be bold and don’t allow others to walk all over you. There are better ways to speak your heart without being rude about it. Be more empathic and give people the benefit of doubt.
Love bears no grudge:
Now, this may be a tough nut to crack because some people are highly skilled in pissing other people off and so forgiving then becomes work. But then, have you ever known someone who remembered every mistake you ever made or everything you ever did wrong? As you have grown and become better, all they can remember is the person you used to be. It is frustrating to keep remembering what someone has done wrong to you over and over again. It’s only a matter of time before you start distancing yourself from them. Please resist the temptation to continually bring up everything someone has done wrong. If you truly love anyone, then love them past their flaws.
Last, love rejoices in the truth: If you’ve never been afraid of the truth, then you’ve got to be a saint. Truthfully, we are all afraid of the truth. When something is wrong, we pretend everything is okay. Learn to have a truthful conversation with yourself and others. It allows you to get to the core of issues faster.
Find new ways to express genuine love on a daily basis and strengthen your daily interaction with others, be it loved ones or strangers. If there’s someone you need to forgive, then forgive. Tell the truth, be more patient.
Having read all these, do you think you are loveable?
Love you guys. Have a blessed week ahead.
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