Love carries through many difficulties easily and makes heavy burdens light.
John Cotton Jr.
Love lightens every load. When we love people, we want to do what love requires. And even if there are difficulties involved, love makes us eager to respond anyway. We can endure almost anything if we have someone at our side who truly loves us, who is easing the burden and lightening the load. Love does that, it lightens every load and makes us eager to help, even at great cost. It moves us to be generous, kind, merciful, patient and even extravagant. AND, we don’t do what we do because we have to, but because we want to.
In order to maximize your life and relationships, you also have to minimize your load. We must focus on what's important when it comes to our relationships. Sometimes lightening our load means knowing when to release things. We can move ahead and conserve our strength for things that count, like the people in our lives.
We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday's burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.