Love Is An Action

Through experience, I am learning that love grows when it is expressed and put into action.

I’ve been doing a lot of research about love. And I am able to take something valuable from everything I read on this beautiful and fascinating subject. There are all sorts of opinions, theories, and point-of-views out there about love. As it turns out, people have been trying to define what it is for centuries.

Sometimes we should just go back to basic simplicity:

 

“Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.” (1 John 3:18 NLT)

 

Honestly, I was having a difficult time finding my role. Being the wife to a man in prison, I am unable to show my love in conventional ways like: cooking him meals, washing his clothes, rubbing his shoulders after a long day at work, calling him on the phone, maintaining a clean home, etc. I am still getting used to our un-traditional relationship. I’ve been having to find more realistic ways of showing my love & devotion.

Love is unique to everyone and their situation. Only we can define how to best show it.

 

“Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.” –Nicholas Sparks

 

Reading different quotes & advice about love is great, but putting what I’ve learned into action is even better. I feel it in return. And it feels…good, natural, and it makes me happy. It also makes my husband happy, too. It’s a win-win!

To me, experience is giving me a deeper meaning of what love truly is.

 

Much Love,

 


NOTE: My husband and I got a divorce in October of 2019. The above post was written while we were still married.

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Author: Suzie Bosko

Born in Fremont, California and now living in Utah, Suzie M. Bosko is an author, blogger, former prison wife, survivor of narcissistic abuse, and lover of the outdoors. She also manages InmateBlogger.com, a website dedicated to giving inmates a voice through the therapeutic power of writing. She believes in letting the incarcerated share their opinions, struggles, and inner thoughts as a way to kickstart their rehabilitation and growth. Please leave a comment, or you may email suziebosko@gmail.com.

4 thoughts

  1. Dear Suzzie,

    I don’t know what led you to my blog. I am still so new to so many things although I have been blogging for over a year and a half. I am from Africa and we are not that tech oriented unless for ‘fraudsters’ if you know what I mean. I love your blog, I love what you are doing and trying to keep doing. I can only imagine what it is you twosome are going through. Let the Lord be your shepherd alway. I worked in a prison for 6 months and I met and became friends with different categories of prisoners. One of them was known as Billy the Bully but I got him to release a knife he had been threatening with. Just with an earnest smile. That was love in action too right? I wish I could help further, but my prayers will help I believe. Let me make a token on go fund me even if you’ve already gone to DC. Lots of strength in the great I AM.

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    1. Hi Marie. Yes, that was love in action too! Love can be shown in sooo many ways…even in an earnest smile. 🙂 Thank you for your comment and for your prayers. It’s very nice to meet you!

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