Your Unfolding Love Story Continued

GiftsOn January 19, 2012 we posted a reflection on our blog site in which we encouraged readers to grow in love as their legacy of 2012. We said this:

Give love away as your legacy of 2012.

How can you start? I recommend starting by looking backward at one incident of 2011. Please think of one incident with one person in which you were loved unconditionally, perhaps even surprised by a partner or a parent or a caring colleague. Think of your reaction when you felt love coming from the other and you felt love in your heart and the other saw it in your eyes. What was said? How were you affirmed for whom you are, not necessarily for something you did? What was the other’s heart like, and yours?”

Our current year, 2012, is about to end. Can you list some specific, concrete ways in which you have chosen love over indifference? Love over annoyance? If so, what are those specifics and how are they loving? We ask because we have only about a week-and-a-half left in the year.

If you have not yet deliberately left love (or enough love) in the world this year, there still is time.

Dr. Bob

6 thoughts on “Your Unfolding Love Story Continued

  1. Jennifer December 23, 2012 / 8:02 am

    This has been an enriching experience and a challenge. As I try to bring more love into the world, I find greater fulfillment. Can’t wait to do the same in 2013

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  2. Barron December 24, 2012 / 11:03 am

    You have just given me my New Year’s Resolution for 2013. I will need the support of the International Forgiveness Institute for the strength and encouragement to love more and to love more deeply.

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  3. Christine December 24, 2012 / 2:14 pm

    I hope that I have not wasted my life. Too much “me.” My particular culture is a consumerist one—what I can buy and keep and use for me. And there is little room for the discussion of forgiveness. This must change and I hope it does.

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  4. Michael December 25, 2012 / 10:05 am

    Over the past year, I have chosen love over indifference by being more patient with my spouse. Just being there for her is an act of love. Listening to what concerns her each day is an act of love.

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  5. Ahura December 25, 2012 / 10:36 am

    For me, love has grown in attending to my students in a better way. They see my intention to help them and they are more happy.

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  6. Sahara December 28, 2012 / 7:35 am

    I have been taking this to heart by giving more love to my children. I do not want them to grow up angry. My job is to help them be forgivers. I do not and will not indoctrinate. Instead, I teach.

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