Easter Sunday Love Note

posted Apr 2, 2013, 10:12 AM by Love Like Giants   [ updated Apr 2, 2013, 10:15 AM ]
Dear Friend, 

Today is Easter Sunday, and it is a beautiful day in Ohio. I am writing and sending a "Love Note" to someone I do not know each day to better understand Love, help other people hopefully see it and learn about its' availability to them through me. So, I chose you at random to get this note, and although we do not know each other I am hopeful that what I write will somehow apply to you and your life.

You might wonder how writing a note to a stranger could help anyone get better at love. Well, in my case, I always thought that Love was a feeling, that I had very little choice in who I loved and how; I couldn't have been more wrong. I have come to realize that Love has almost nothing to do with my "feelings" and has everything to do with what I "do", sometimes even in spite of what I feel. 

To be "good" at loving, I have to be willing to "do" love under all circumstances, not just when the feeling strikes me or I stand to get something in return. I am learning to respond to someone that has been unkind with a prayer that the person gets every good thing I would want for myself brought into their life. If my husband is cranky, I am learning to deliberately do something nice for him, like make him coffee or breakfast. If a driver is nasty in traffic, I let them go ahead and pray for their peace (instead of allowing them to disrupt mine and giving them a gesture). 

Frankly, I really do not know why this "Love note" to you is so focused on doing Love when I don't necessarily "feel" it, but I'm going to go with my heart on this and know that it's probably for a reason.  For me it is a good reminder because I am not the "nicest" person in the world by nature. Most of the "nice" I have in me is because I know what I am supposed to do, I Love God, have been Loved by Him when I did nothing to earn it and understand that I am a representative of His Love. I do have a desire to be kind, caring, unselfish, honest and to want the best for other people, even my enemies. I know that the only way I will ever get there is by simply doing. 

Well, that's my love letter to you, and I hope it brightened your day... it certainly got me thinking this morning. May God bless you and enrich your life. Of all the thousands of people I could have mailed this "Love Note" to, I chose you.  Although your name was picked at random, I am certain it wasn't by chance. Thank you for the opportunity.

Someone learning about Love in Ohio