Healthy Minds, Healthy Souls: Love

Today, consider how well you are taking care of the people you love. Consider how intentional your expression of love is. Do you think it’s felt in the person you love?

You see, love depends on friendship, friendship depends on having an emotional connection, and connections depend on making an active choice to love. If you feel alone in your relationship, try asking yourself first, “What might I be doing or not doing in my relationship that could be contributing to this feeling?” I once heard it said that if you find yourself frustrated by a behavior in someone else, look to yourself first to solve the mystery.

The truth is, our relationships are like a dynamic interchange of energy. We are constantly affecting each another through what we do or don’t do, through what we say and don’t say, and even by through by what we think or don’t think about one another.

Try being the change you are wishing to see for a time, and sit back and watch how much impact you can have on what you would like to receive!

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”

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