Thursday, September 22, 2011

Love is Give and Take

     ''The love in your heart wasn't put there to isn't love til it's given away''

    This is a quote I got from my good friend, Twylia. I'd never heard it before and thought it was great. If love did stay in your heart and was never expressed, how would you be perceived? Loving or self-centered? Love can be expressed in many ways, even if you're not a touchy feely type of person. A thoughtful note, a helpful deed, a word of encouragement, a listening ear, an unexpected surprise, a daily prayer...thats just a few ways to show someone you care about them.
     When I went to the University of Texas in Arlington for one year, I stored my scooter in the Church of Christ student center. I made friends there and attended a women's bible study there. Sometime during the year, we drew names and each of us got a secret pal. It was very cool to come to school and find something every so often on my scooter.....a candy bar, a note, flowers, etc.  It just showed I was thought of and loved. Of course, I did the same for my secret pal. That's just as much fun, to give than to get.
     As the Coke commercial goes, 'What the world needs now is love, sweet love. No not just for some, but for everyone.'

[This blog changed as I wrote it because I had a completely different tangent that I was headed toward. I think this is a better direction...more love focused.]