The word “LOVE” is so overused! To truly LOVE me is to ACCEPT me for who I am. To embrace the unique individual God created me to be. To willingly & without personal agenda want to do anything to see me smile. To have my back wholeheartedly & sincerely support me & my dreams. To not just talk the talk, but Walk The Walk! Many say they “LOVE” you but are the FIRST ones to tear you down, kick you when you’re at your lowest, hate on you, talk about you like a dirty dog, and smile, laugh & cheer at your failures! #imjustsaying I think people need to really understand what this word “LOVE” truly means & embodies before they throw it out to you! This goes for friends, family, relationships, etc.
The Bible teaches us clearly what it really means to LOVE someone. 1 Corinthians 13:4 says, “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud.” John 13:34 says, “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.”
Aside from the teachings in the “Good Book,” my late dear grandmother personally shown and instilled in me what it really means to LOVE someone. She taught me to LOVE unconditionally and without personal gain. To give yourself wholeheartedly and to always protect and defend the ones you claim to LOVE. To never let nothing and nobody ever come between the LOVE and relationship you have with that person. I will forever be thankful for my grandmother showing me what it truly means to LOVE and Support someone.
My advice, Love someone the way you want someone to LOVE you. If you wouldn’t want someone to point out your flaws, don’t do it to them. If you wouldn’t want someone to not support your dreams, don’t knock theirs. If you wouldn’t want someone to laugh at your mistakes, don’t laugh at theirs. If you don’t want someone to talk bad about you, don’t talk bad about them. Lastly, if you don’t want someone to treat you badly, don’t treat them badly. Cherish another’s heart as you do your own. That’s it in a nutshell darlings. PEACE & LOVE!