Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011


How many times have people said the words "I love you," but you walk away from them kind of shaking your head and wondering why they even bother to say the words? How many times have you faced a hard time in your life, but you had no one to turn to for help? Sure you had people who would say, "I am thinking about you or I love you." However, none of these people stepped up to the plate to throw in a helping hand. My friend, love is an action not just a word or emotion.

Many times when we are facing tough times, we want people to prove to us that we are special to them. Wouldn't it be nice to receive a card in the mail from one of your good friends just to tell you that you mean the world to them. Maybe, you should be the one to start showing your love and appreciation. Sometimes, it is up to us to be the change. Sometimes, it works and our effort catches on, and sometimes, people just don't get it and keep living their rapid, paced lives.

Here are some examples of how you might be able to show someone you truly care about that you do love them. In the morning, bring your loved one a cup of coffee without them asking. Send a friend or family member a card telling them how much you appreciate them. Give your loved one a big hug and kiss when they get home from school or work. If someone is facing something that might be very stressful, bring them a meal, so they do not have to worry about cooking for a night or two. If a neighbor is facing a struggle, mow their grass so that they have one less burden to worry about. Send someone an anonymous gift card to their favorite restaurant. There are so many things that you can do to show people that you truly care and to show them that you truly do love them.

Put an action behind your words. Of course our friends and family members want to hear the words, "I love you." However, those words are meaningless if there is no action put behind them. Show someone that you care today! Put action behind your words and emotions!

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