What is the most wonderful thing we can receive but often times, the hardest to give? I would say LOVE.
Love has a variety of meanings. There is love to our family, platonic love that relates to a love between friends, or the intimate and passionate kind of love that we share with spouses or partners.
A person who is in love exudes a very positive aura and shows a genuine level of happiness. There seems to be a magic or glow that is infectious.
Everyone wants to love and be loved. It is the mother of all virtues. It is a wonderful feeling and makes you do things that you never thought you could do.
Even in the workplace, love is manifested. If we love what we do, we devote much of our time to excel in it. We enjoy what we are doing and it leads us to our desire to keep moving forward towards the attainment of our goals.
However, love is something that is not easy to give. One of the hardest things to do is to show love to someone who has offended you. Human instinct dictates instead of love, revenge or get even. I take my hat off to people who know how to love in the midst of hatred. That I would say is the hardest but the noblest and highest kind of love one can give – loving your enemies.
Is it really possible, to love your enemy? If you do not let hatred overpower the kindness in you, it is possible. Is it hard? Definitely! However, if we shift our focus and believe that there is something good in every person, and see through that goodness, then it is possible.
I read an article a few months back of a woman who showed forgiveness and love to a person responsible for the death of her mother. When she was asked, how she do it? She simply said, she knows the person to be kind hearted and circumstances in his life may have pushed him to commit such a crime. But when she learned to forego with her anger, forgiveness and love followed.
That is the power of love. It leads us to a positive path. A path to forgiveness, compassion, patience, and understanding among others. End result: we experience happiness and peace in our lives.
Share love and spread the love. You never know that the person you are giving it to needs it the most and you are able to help someone see the real beauty of this life.
“Love is the master key that opens the gate of happiness.” – Oliver Homes