It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.
To have a home is a rock and an anchor. It is something we all take for granted and not to have it leaves us completely isolated, uprooted, vulnerable and completely off course.
We often take our homes and the people that live in it for granted. Day in and day out we go home and find comfort in its warm and shelter from the storms. The people that live with us seem to be always there and ready with a smile or a hug. But so often we take them for granted.
I’m not sure where I read it, but it was said that we should treat everyone as if it were their birthday! We don’t have to give them gifts every day, but we can give them hugs, smiles and encouragement. We can tell them how much they mean to us.
Love blooms and grows when we show appreciation for those around us. I think that when we feel loved and appreciated, we do everything better. We want to do our best.
I think this goes for the work place as well as for home. I remember well one place I worked where your best was always expected, but never appreciated. Not once did I ever hear a thank you or a word of appreciation. Believe me, I was glad when I left that job.
Remember: If you want the best, show your love and appreciation.