Ripples #716: Loving to Love.
For our tribe of 31,234 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
Sow love. Grow love. Know love.
-source unknown, shared by Nathan in Madison, WI
Love is always bestowed as a gift-
and without expectation.
We don’t love to be loved;
we love to love.
-Leo F. Buscaglia
Over the past 14 years of sending out Ripples, we’ve often chosen a “love” theme for the second week of February even though not everyone *loves* Valentine’s Day. In previous issues I’ve repeatedly suggested we focus less on the “buy your sweetie some candy” aspect of what some may view as a contrived holiday, and instead ponder the extraordinary opportunities that exist in recognizing and appreciating love.
Look beyond your Facebook relationship status and notice who, or what, has allowed love to flourish in your heart this year AND what connections might improve if you shared more love. Whether it is a romantic connection, family member, friend, colleague, neighbor, pet, or maybe even a favorite tree in your favorite park, do something to honor LOVE this week.
P.S. I hope you love receiving Ripples as much as I love coordinating them. I love it, and I love you, too!