Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Love One Another

I saw this picture on my friend's wall on facebook the other day, and it got me wondering: how many of us feel like this once in awhile, or even all the time? 


What kind of emotions does this bring to your mind and heart? What do you feel? How does it make you feel to think that perhaps some of the people you are afraid to lose actually feel this way too?

I want to propose a challenge, and I would love your feedback on how this changes your life, and perhaps the lives of those around you. Instead of always wondering if people are afraid to lose you--because inevitably there are people who desperately want you in their life--try to make sure that those in your life know how much YOU love them.

Tell them in words.
Show them by your actions.
Let them feel it in your embrace.
Let them see it in your smile and in your eyes.
Don't hold back your love.

Often, we may have a feeling, or a prompting, that tells us we ought to call, or say, or do something for another person. Don't ignore that feeling! Act quickly! You will be an answer to their prayers--verbalized or not. In return, we will feel ourselves becoming more like Christ, closer to Him, because we are doing what He wants to do for each of us. We will often feel an increase in love return to us as well. 

Opening our hearts to love can sometimes be hard, but if you put your trust in God, and try to listen to His promptings, you can never go wrong. 

President Spencer W. Kimball has said, "God does notice us, and he watches over us. But it is usually through another person that he meets our needs." (Small Acts of Service, Dec. 1974)

Be the kind of person who is willing to help fulfill others' needs. Be that conduit of love, faith, understanding, hope and peace. Don't let those who are in your life feel as if they don't matter. Love.

© Wendy 2013

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