Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Think about how many times a day you say you “love” something.

“I love this song.”

“I love these cookies.”

“I love your boots.”

“I love snowshoeing.”

Love, love, love. That word often rolls right off our tongues whenever we enjoy something, but we don’t always appreciate what the word encompasses. Love is one of those words that has degrees of meaning. You say you love your new sweater, but would you feel empty inside if you lost it or it got damaged? Would you sob if it shrunk in the dryer? Would you defend its honor? Would you die for it?

Of course not, so do you really “love” it?

This February, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I challenge you to think about what you really do love in your life right now. Take an inventory and if there are important people on your Love List, tell them so. Show them. And if there’s something keeping you from professing and displaying your love, get over it.

Life is short. Love is one of the best parts of life. Enjoy all the love you can.

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Jannine Gallant said...

Okay, so maybe the only things I really love besides people and pets are writing and walking in the woods. Oh, and coffee.

Alicia Dean said...

Hmmm, I never really thought about it that way. I agree with Jannine about coffee. My life would be empty without it. :) Seriously, the things I truly LOVE are my friends and family. It's good to be reminded of how important they are in my life. Thanks!

Diane Burton said...

Here's a third coffee lover. LOL I guess we do use the word love quite frequently. Sort of loses impact, doesn't it?

Leah St. James said...

Uh-oh...a voice of dissent here...I HATE coffee. And I mean that in every sense of the word! :-) But you're right, Christine. We use certain words to a point where they become diluted, and "love" is one of them. You also make a good point that we often neglect to express real love to those who deserve it most. Sometimes, in fact, we do the opposite. We tend to act our worst around the people whom we love (and who love us) the most because we know they'll still love us even when we act like a jerk. Thank you for the reminder.