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.
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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