Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent van Gogh
May 18th - Love much
The way to know life is to love many things
I do love many things and am interested in many things. Because there is so much I love to do there are somedays its very hard to choose what I will do. There are times too that when my family members are around it’s hard to know who I’ll hug first. Group hugs are wonderful but so are individual hugs. I think I need more arms. So much to do and so many to love.
I can truthfully say that the more I find to love, the more there is to love. It’s important to be inclusive, to make lots of friends and to have many hobbies. When we were young we were taught to be good at many things, not just math, but English, too. Not just football, but baseball as well, so that we’re never boxed too tightly into one corner. So that we don’t just have one thing and then nothing to fall back on.
We were taught that it’s better to spread ourselves thin, to have many things so that there is always something to catch us. We’re taught that if we love things enough, they will keep us afloat.
Life without something to love is not living. As we get older, we know that to love something so much, a career, a person, a dream, a challenge, is to surrender to it, knowing it’s the thing we love. It’s the thing that gives us life.
Love is many things, but it is never deceitful. Nothing toxic comes from genuine love. What is done in love is done well. Remember that.