--Dr. Karl Stern
As children, we looked to our parents for love, for clothes and food, for an
indication of who we were. If our needs were met, we felt secure. As developing
adults, we still seek love. We continue yearning for security and all too often
our self-definition comes through someone else. But a healthy sign of our growth is revealed each time we extend love to another with no thought that love is owed us in return.
We can show our love in myriad ways - a genuine smile, a note of appreciation, an unexpected favor, perhaps
flowers, or a phone call. Warmly giving another attention in any form is an act of love, one that will be repaid in full by someone, at some time.
The ease with which we genuinely love others is directly proportional to our commitment to loving as a priority in our lives. To love is a decision first, an action second, a value next.
You are reading from the book:
Worthy of Love by Karen Casey