There is still some of that in me, but at some point, I started longing for repetition, tradition, and places that I can go to all the time to relive the feelings that I enjoyed.
Routine is hard to come by in my world. I can't even count a handful of things that we do more than 2 /3 times before life gets in the way. Perhaps, because the five of us are so different in culture, age groups, personalities, and needs. But, this is life, and the changes are the test of our emotions and our love. It helps us better define love, how we measure love, and understand our ideas of what love is. And yet, our ideas and beliefs are being tested and challenged by our dynamics every day. Sometimes we find ourselves utterly helpless, while other times, we fought for what we believe in, but in the end...sometimes we lose to one another's belief. At the loss of every battle, there is also a new beginning and the opportunity to reassess our ideas and beliefs. Defeat isn't always the end, but another way to renew ourselves. Let go of what wasn't working and embrace a new challenge
The trees below remind me of a book called: "A Giving Tree." There are so many ways that I have related to this book. I found the simple words to be so profound. It is in my world, the best book to share for all ages. It is also a tool to groom little ones of how deeply parents' love can be, or just plain unconditional love... The book expressed love subtly, yet some gentle actions can also represent deep cuts into one's heart. I related the story to my parents and me, and to my kids and me, to my relationships, and to anything that has feelings. The unconditional love. If you have not read this book, it's a five minutes reading, literally, yet it could shed tears to your eyes - only if you've ever experienced such unconditional love.
(this post is by no means an advertisement, or a plug to the book. It is simply me sharing to my readers and my compliments to the author of how he's touch my and my family's hearts with his simple writing for years.)
1) I know I can love unconditionally when I can accept everything about the person.
2) I know I can love unconditionally when I can find goodness even in the things that I despised for myself.
3) I know I can love unconditionally when I can put the person's happiness before my own judgments.
4) I know I can love unconditionally when I preferred that person's smile rather than fulfilling my needs.
5) I know I can love unconditionally when I recalled "who and why" the person was sent to me.
6) I know I can love unconditionally when I can give unconditionally.
7) I know I can love unconditionally when I feel closer to the person even in bad times.
8) I know I can love unconditionally when I can give-up my time unconditionally.
9) I know I can love unconditionally when I can forgive unconditionally.
10) I know I can love unconditionally when I can pro-actively seek for ways to better the person's life.
Here are Self Sagacity's Thursday Two Questions #172
1) How do you Love Unconditionally?
2) Can you think of one word to define Unconditional Love?
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