‘I’ve learned that when I am feeling terribly unloved by someone, I need to ask myself what I’ve done recently to love them.’
This really speaks to the ‘what goes around comes around’ philosophy. How often have you treated someone you love just a little meanly because you are having a bad day? And then have the audacity to feel hurt (or angry) when it comes back at you? We all do it. It seems sometimes that we treat the ones we love most, the worst! Is it because we know that they will continue to love us anyway? And if so, what kind of an excuse is that?
I have truly come to believe that what you put out to the world is what you will get back in return from it. If you are allowing love and kindness to guide your interactions with others, then I am willing to bet that it is love and kindness that you receive back.
If, on the other hand, you interact with the world from a place of fear and anger, feeling victimized by how life is treating you, then that is what you are likely to receive back from the world (and thereby fuel your fear and anger!).
What if we all started to pay more attention to giving the ones we love something that makes them feel loved? How would things change in your family? How would your expressions of love change the lives of not only others in your family, but you as well?
One thing that was important to me in raising my children was making sure that they knew, without a doubt, that they were loved. They heard it daily. They heard it when they left for school each day and before they went to bed. They heard it when I was proud of them. They also heard it when they did something that disappointed me or when they got themselves in trouble (and it is in those troubled times that kids really learn what love is…..).
So, what will you do today to make someone in your life feel loved?
On the journey with you…….Kathy
(Quote: Age 29- The Complete Live and Learn and Pass It On, by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)