Intentional Loving Series Day 9: The Actions We Take

Feb
09
by Christine

"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...but how much love we put in that action." ~Mother Teresa

On day 8, I talked about the power of words in showing our love for the people in our lives. Today is all about our actions. I'm not talking about grand gesture or great feats of accomplishments but the small deeds that make life pleasant and remind our loved ones we care about them.

Each time I came to visit my son at college, he would checkout my tires and give me the all clear or explain that I needed to get them changed. I was touched at his thoughtfulness and I felt cared for, loved and connected. The small act of walking around my car and looking at my tires translated into love. Matthew cared about my safety and me.   

Do you say you love someone but never show him or her you love them? Do your actions reflect the love you have for your family, your friends or you community? Are the actions you take on behalf of an other done with love? Taking positive action is good but do you complain the entire time about what you are doing? Loving is about the actions we take. What are you actions expressing?

Hugs,
C

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