Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day!

How fast a year goes by...  Another opportunity to tell those special people in your life that you love and care about them.  Once again and always - All My Love NLO and JRO!  and SEO too!!

This year something a little different...  I've searched for some famous quotes to
share and then took a moment to examine what do these really mean to me...

1. Where love is, God is ...
Leo Tolstoy

2.  "And remember, as it was written, to love another person is to see the face of God."
Victor Hugo

3.  "The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart." 
— Helen Keller 

So a word so often used, I believe, has a very amorphous meaning.  Every now and then somebody famous like those above relate love to a deeper meaning.  These examples actually connect the word to God.  Em hmm, yup.  So where does this depth of emotion come from?  Well my pleasure to share where I think it comes from on this beautiful 14th of February! I believe it comes from 1 Corinthians 13. In 1 Corinthians we can read about these profound attributes. Here is what I take from it, please read Corinthians for yourself and I am sure it will speak to you too.

But first, what of us - if we do not experience, give, share, and receive love?

If we speak excellently, even superlatively but do not understand love, we are just making noise. 

Even if we could tell the future, and possessed all knowledge, but don't have love, we are nothing.  

Even if we make every sacrifice we can think of, but do not have love, we gain nothing.

So what then is love? Well - here is what I think...
Love is patient.

Love is kind.

Love is not jealous.

Love is not pompous or about the self or the ego.

Love is not rude, it never puts itself ahead of others.

Love is not quick-tempered, it does not hold a grudge either.

Love does not make fun of, laugh at or enjoy the misfortunes of others.

Love cherishes the truth.

Love bears all troubles, believes any thing is possible, never gives up hope and endures all troubles too. 

Love never fails.

Whew... love by definition is waaay different than infatuation, fondness, liking or having a favorite...  Love is really something!

Happy Valentines day everybody!  I hope you all have much love in your lives!

To the moon and back!


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