Love is a verb. It is a verb that takes work. One chooses to behave in loving ways: listen, empathize, show appreciation, be attentive, be giving, give more compliments and less criticisms, do the little things that you already know make the other person happy, anticipate needs, show affection, remember the things that are important and the things that are painful to the other person.
Do it well, and the recipient feels loved. But you have to choose to be loving.
Do you act lovingly everyday? Did you today? Will you tomorrow? It’s a choice.
Smile. Be happy.
Home Sweet Home Smiley.
Don’t forget to show love for the people in your life.
Sometimes the ones who are the most important to us,
are the ones we neglect.
There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found
While journeying east and west –
The only folks we really wound
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox