Love Is Always In Style
I’ve been thinking all week about love. There are so many ways that love is expressed. Love is not conventional. You can’t box love in. Love moves in ways that we don’t always understand. Love is patient, blind, and at times completely deaf to the ways of the world :). Remember God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, so that we could have life more abundantly. That’s love on fire for real!
Beside being so elusive, Love is the one thing in the world that everyone longs for. It’s more pursued than money and status. No matter who you are, everyone wants to be loved. I’ve been very fortunate in my life to know some of the many shades of love.
From the love of God, my family and friends, to romantic love. I’ve experienced love in many ways. It hasn’t always resulted in happiness. But, I couldn’t imagine what my life would be without those experiences. Those experiences good and bad, have helped me grow and realize the true values of life.
Mahatma Ghandi said “Where there is love, there is life”. There is not a truer statement. Without love it’s like living on autopilot through life. Love is that kick in your soul that helps you move through the challenges that you will face everyday. Love is what makes marriages stay together when things are tough. Love is what sustains caregivers to keep fighting and pressing for their loved ones, when they are pushing you near your breaking point. Love is what pulls us out of moments of depression and fear ,when we make mistakes that hurt ourselves or other people.
It’s always going to be about love. Whether you are entering into a new relationship, committing to a lifetime, taking care of a loved one, or realizing your value as a person. The root of your survival is always going to be about love; and we can’t take it for granted. It’s easy to act like you don’t need it. But, there is nothing more beautiful than to be witness to love.
This week I had the opportunity to witness the love of family coming together to overcome adversity, the wedding of one of my closest friends, a friend overcoming their personal struggles, and realizing that he is still worthy of fulfilling his promise. Love was all around me. It wrapped me in a warm embrace that shook away my fears; and renewed me to keep pressing toward my promise. See, love is the ultimate medicine and the best accessory :).
Wear your love proudly! It’s just the breath of life the world needs. Until we meet again!