January 17th - The more you give, the more you love.
The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and crimes of humanity, all lie in that one word love. It is the divine vitality that produces and restores life. To each and every one of us it gives the power of working miracles, if we will.
Lydia M. Child
The heart of the matter is that it is
the heart that matters.
Love is important for the health of your heart, body, mind and soul. They say that love is a great antidote to stress. Love decreases anxiety and staves off depression, which even reduces the signs and symptoms of heart disease. Love decreases inflammation, improves your immune system, and can be a potent pain reliever.
It is important to remind yourself that there is so much more to love than just romantic love. There is love of life, love of nature, love of animals, love of others, and love of self, and all of these acts of love also provide amazing health benefits.
Years ago I learned that taking a walk is a good way to remove stress. Just being outside and looking at nature is relaxing. We had a slight raise in temps here this week and after being inside so many days, I got brave and went for a walk. There were still many slippery spots and the going was slow, but it did improve my outlook. I’m not a big fan of winter, but a good airing out really helps.
Eventually you will come to realize that love heals everything, and love is all there is.