Just the other day I was sitting on the couch staring at nothing. Upon awakening from my usual dreamy abstraction, I turned to my husband and said: "you never say "I love you" anymore."
Bad timing for that comment. :)
Looking very engaged in his food prep, he checks the crockpot one more time and says: "see this chili here? It's being made with love" -as with all of his cooking - "it's also made with no tomatoes, the right amount of coriender seeds, which I ground myself, all your favorite vegetables, and the toughest part: you wanted it to be meatless. I had to get pretty creative... What did you ask me again?"
He's a bit sarcastic - They say Bostonians are like that. :) But, he had a point.
Have you noticed how easily we toss the words "I love you" out there? Still, I am not convinced that we can "love" so much, and yet find ourselves living in a world so full of hate - a huge cue that actions speak louder than words.
"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things" Corinthians 13:4-7
The following words were written by my cousin, one of the most inspiring people you will ever meet. He is like that one great book of which you highlight every word...
"Simple as this...
It's easy to say "I love you". Many of us say it quite often, however, "living the I love you's" goes above and beyond a sweet 4 letter word.
I LOVE YOU is overcoming together the many hurdles of life; it's dealing with daily mishaps, which, believe me, are more common than not.
I LOVE YOU is knowing how to hush when we feel like arguing, screaming, and yelling.
I LOVE YOU is recognizing that there is no growth when only one is growing, in which case, we stretch out a loving hand and catch them up. After all, it's no longer "ME", it's "US".
I LOVE YOU is rejoicing with each other at individual achievements, even if small.
I LOVE YOU is listening, listening again and still be willing to hear the same stories over and over.
I LOVE YOU is knowing that your best friend, sometimes only friend, is the one you wake up with everyday.
I LOVE YOU is forgiving and asking for forgiveness.
I LOVE YOU is being thankful for constructive criticism.
I LOVE YOU is a continuing process of learning to respect and live with mutual understanding.
I LOVE YOU is so much more than just words.
May we forever live this kind of love, and may God be first in our lives ... the only way we CAN love or live forever."
By Frank Matos.
Undoubtedly, their grass is only greener because it is irrigated daily with the living water that flows from above. #truelove
Hi, I'm Debora. A lover of Jesus, a wife, and a mother of 2.
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