With Valentine's day this week it only seems natural to discuss love, its meaning and its importance to ourselves and to others. Let’s start at the very beginning though, the love we have for ourselves. “Self-love is not selfish; You cannot truly love another until you know how to love yourself,” Unknown.
Truer words I fail to hear. True love begins with loving oneself first, accepting and being okay with who you are and knowing that you deserve to love and be loved. “We accept the love we think we deserve,” Stephen Chbosky.
When you know how to love yourself then your heart will be open to receiving love from others. “You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely,” Unknown. Life is short, so love yourself first, forgive quickly, laugh often, love completely, give kindness daily and never regret anything that made you smile.
Just the word love makes people smile. We use the word love often in the course of a day. "I love bacon. I love walking in the rain. I love the way my cat curls up in my lap for her nap. I love the sounds of my grandchildren laughing.” So many things to love, experiences to love and of course people to love. When our hearts and minds are filled with kindness then love grows and spreads to those around us.
“Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.” David Wilkerson. Your kindness, love challenge, for the week is; Buy some flowers and hand them out to people you meet and always, “Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love,” Unknown.
Our week seems to have been focused on giving of our talents and time, which in itself is a wonderful thing and certainly a fulfilling experience but we are looking forward to warmer weather, spring planning and more visitors. If you'd like to book a stay, or pay us a visit, give us a call. If you have a heartwarming story, a thought or word of inspiration, or if you would like more information on how you can make a difference in your community by giving to seniors call, 501-253-4716, email firstname.lastname@example.org, text or message me on Facebook through The Dirty Farmers Community Market.