It’s easy to see the term “love others” and assume it is all for the other person and there is nothing in it for you. That is pretty much true, it’s not all about you, but there are unquestionable benefits that you earn when you properly exercise Love. Here are 5 benefits to loving others others: 1. We carry out one of our greatest challenges … Continue reading 5 Benefits of Loving Others
For years into early adulthood I remember feeling this deep frustration toward my dad. I found myself in this sort of empty place because I couldn’t seem to find my place in the world. I wasn’t sure who I was, so I couldn’t be sure of what my hobbies were, who my friends should be, what goals I should have, and ultimately as a result, … Continue reading Adjusting Expectations
So far this month we have talked about keeping anger out of our interactions with others, how to give love, how to receive love, how we are different and how we are the same, and how we all have something different to bring to the table. All of this, along with the help of my five year old son, Elijah, has led me to question … Continue reading Our Deep Need for People
Our world is full of differences. There are so many hobbies, interests, religions, ideas, perceptions, passions..you name it. Yet in the midst of all of these differences we are still looking at each other for confirmation that we are going in the right direction. We do this because we need people. We look at our surroundings to measure ourself. It isn’t all bad as it … Continue reading Our Differences Unite Us
No big post today, but I do want to share a thought: Love yourselves as you are, love the family you have, and love your things enough that you are willing to be happy if you didn’t have more. If we focus so much on growing but forget to take care of what or who we have, we set ourselves up to lose that along … Continue reading Just A Thought..
The last few days we have discussed how love is a skill and that skill needs to be exercised by showing patience, kindness, and forgiveness to those that might be difficult to. We also talked about how it can be difficult to be on the other end of that and receive love. Today, let’s dive into letting the right people in. This may feel like … Continue reading Letting The Right People In
Yesterday’s post discussed how love is a very valuable skill in all areas of our lives. We explored the idea of exercising our love for others by not selecting only those that are easy to love to share with, but by seeing those that are more difficult to love as an opportunity to exercise love as a skill and get better at it. My wife … Continue reading Receiving Love