The Beauty of Love
Whether I’m speaking to a group of women at the local women’s shelter, interacting with my teenage students, listening to the stories of a WWII veteran, or catching up with a close friend going through a rocky relationship, there is a common thread that binds them all; a need for acceptance and reassurance that they are valuable and loved in spite of their flaws.
Some of these courageous people that I have the pleasure of knowing and working with in the community feel lost, weak, incomplete and that their sense of purpose has dissipated in the fog. I believe it is in these times when people are often at their weakest where love is most needed.
Not given handouts or pity thrown freely rather loved and healed with empathy, honesty, someone to truly listen, create deep connections and provide hope and support where possible. A love that will carry them through the painful times, walk beside them through the challenging times, encourage them to become the best versions of themselves and honor their successes.
When we reach out and do this, it not only helps another recognize their worth, it strengthens the bond between two people, a small inner circle and can have a beautiful rippling effect throughout our community.
Where do you see the beauty of love being extended in your hometown?