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Living Love Loud

"If we want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out.

           To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it."

-Mother Teresa

When you love someone how do they know that you love them? Do they know merely because you tell them so? Perhaps that is a part of it, but the primary reason they know you love them is because you show them your love through your actions!

"I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts"

                                        -John Locke    

Love is both an action and a feeling. I do not think it can be one without the other. We often speak of changing the world; we get involved in organizations that perform all sorts of charitable acts. We may provide food for those who have none, shelter for the homeless, companionship to the lonely, or even a ride to work to someone without transportation. Perhaps we’ll adopt an orphaned child, help an elderly neighbor mow the yard, or offer a smile to a stranger. What motivates us to do such things? It isn’t material gain and seldom is there any public recognition. So what is it? We behave in such ways because we care, and to care about another person is a form of love. Love is a concept that resists simple explanation but it is always a motivator!

"Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned"

-Peter Marshall

I write only what is in my heart, and lately I have thought a great deal on showing love through action.  As I evolve as a person I find myself feeling compelled to do more.  This, I feel, is a direct result of loving more and experiencing love on an ever-deepening level.  There is so much I want to do, and I have grand visions of all that can be done for my fellow human beings.  Then there is the truth of the quote above.  One, seemingly small act of love will always mean more than the best laid plans that I never carry out.  This truth I will carry in my heart from this day forward.  Besides, grand plans and ideas are made up of many small actions, right?  Like the old proverb given to us by Lao-tzu says “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Let’s start walkin’…..

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