Do Love One Situation at a Time

posted Apr 11, 2013, 3:54 AM by Love Like Giants   [ updated Apr 11, 2013, 3:56 AM ]
Hello Friend,

I have written you a letter I will call a "Love Note". I will write and send a "Love Note" like this to a different person each day for thirty days to help me be better at Love and encourage other people to learn about it as well.  The focus will be on my personal experience with Love, and there will be no advice, direction or suggestions. For this reason, my "Love Notes" will always go to someone I have never met and know nothing about, and I chose you at random to get this note.  We are strangers, but I am hopeful that what I write will somehow have meaning to you.

I am eleven days into writing "Love Notes" and it's beginning to feel like a habit, a wonderful habit. I am learning more than I could have ever anticipated. My commitment to learning more and becoming better at practicing Love has not waned, but I have wondered periodically, if I am capable of ever being consistently "good" at it. I absolutely realize that this isn't a black or white thing. If I have a muddy glass of water (me), and each day I add clean water to it, the water will be more clear than it was the day before. This is how I see my progress toward Love. Each time I choose Love (patience, self-control, kindness, goodness, God) instead of fear, hate, retaliation, pride or the like, I pour clean water into this muddy glass. Me, as a big, complicated muddy glass of water, will never be fully dark or fully light, but an individual thought, action or motive I have can be wholly about Love... and the more the merrier. So, my task is to focus on doing Love perfectly one situational a time; and that, I can do.

Well, that's my love letter to you; thank you for reading and I hope it was helpful to you.... it certainly helped me to start my day right. May God bless you and enrich your life. Of all the people I could have mailed this "Love Note" to, I chose you.  Your name was picked at random, but I am certain it wasn't by chance.

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