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Thursday, January 13, 2011

We've done faith & hope...How about a little LOVE?

Today's blog about a little love....

A little love? Really,.... a little love?  Shouldn't it be "A Whole Lot Of Lovin' Goin' On"?

Well...I guess we have to start somewhere.  Let's start with a little love.

Have you given a little love to someone today? Maybe you have given some to the kids, the spouse, the pet, and the friends.  BUT how about the NEIGHBOR, the co-worker, the check out guy/gal, the bank teller, the drive through attendant, the mail lady/man, the drivers on the road, the sales lady/man, the parents, the secretary at your child's school, the caller on the other end of the phone trying to sell you something or the stranger walking by? (Did you read that entire list?  If not, slow down and reread.)

If you noticed, I didn't put YOUR kids, your spouse, your mailman on the list above.  I could have put YOUR in front on all the names I listed, but that would imply that we OWN them.  Sometimes we might think they OWE us because we feed them, clothes them, or even pay them.  I could probably say they might not be giving us any love, so hey, why should we bother? we think we should give them an earful.  But, we do owe it to one another to give love, in general.  I mean come on, the second greatest commandment is to love one another.

Maybe you say...They don't deserve it?  They had a bad attitude.  They gave me the wrong order.  They didn't smile at me.  They are always in a bad mood.   Think about it....Who really deserves anything?  Are any of us owed anything from another?  You might say...yeah, they owe me $100.  You gave it to them.  You helped them out.  Should we really EXPECT anything back?  Should we?  That person you helped out, was probably in need.  When we give to the poor, do we expect them to do something for us in return?  No, we do it for the greater good (o.k. it might give us a boost to feel good too).  Are you deserving when you are forgiven by someone?  Have you ever said or at least thought, "Oooops.  I know I was wrong.  I did have a bad attitude, but thank God they forgave me or the day would have been really bad."  "THEY" made your day better because "THEY" gave you a little love, a hall pass, or a mulligan. 

 So if we can't give BIG love, how about a little love?  A smile, Bonjour..Comment t'allez-vous? (for those of you the french translation...Hello, how are you going (doing-same thing)), a patient wave to cross the street, a shoveled walk for an older neighbor, a thank you to a clerk or a teacher, conversation with the school secretary to lighten her day or a sympathetic heart to someone having a rotten day.  "I don't know what was wrong with that girl, but man she had a chip on her shoulder" turns into "How is your day going?"  You pause to listen and then end with, "I'm sure your day will get better." SMILE.

I am sure all of you have done these things at one time or another, but how about a LITTLE love everyday, many times during the day?  Who are you waiting for to change the world?  We all can change the world with a little love.

So, yeah, it is about a little love which will turn into "a whole lot of lovin' going' on" when many give a little love away.   How about it?  Til next time....L

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