It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Chapter 2, Page 4, Book 15

February 4th - Love without limits

The measure of love is to love without measure.

 Francis de Sales

The greatest way that we can show we care for our friends and family is by showing how much we love them. Love is shown in many ways, but mainly it is made evident by our encouraging words and acts. Letting them know that they can come to us at any time whether they have succeeded or failed brings comfort to their hearts because they will know that our love is unconditional. 

Loving others shouldn't be based upon what they do for us or how successful they are in life, but rather our love for them should be steady and unwavering. It will not change with the seasons and it will never lessen. 

May we grow in awareness of others by noticing when someone is unhappy, sensing when there’s something wrong for somebody, seeing when someone feels cut off or isolated, knowing when to say the right word,  expressing thanks and compliments, being thoughtful when someone is ill,  giving words of encouragement, helping someone to feel welcome, and by realizing when someone needs the opportunity to talk.

We can accomplish more together than we can alone.


jack69 said...

I enjoyed the deep thoughts here. The act of knowing someone is hurting and that they know we love them enough thatthey can come to us no matter what.
Sometimes it is hard to know the right word though, and even then I am sure our love says the words.
Good stuff.

I have been meaning to say, I do like the font used in the blog...

We are still hovering in the low to mid 70's ion the day. Normally it would be a little warmer. BUT althought we have been very wet, much better that VERY CCCOLD.
Sending an arm full of warmth your way!

betty said...

So true to love unconditionally and also to be sensitive to the needs of those we love and to encourage them with words and actions the best we can.



You are so right that to love one must have a keen awareness of others.