After the windy day yesterday, this morning is calm. There is barely a ripple on the water. The dolphins are surfacing and rolling lazily around the boat. It's Sunday and this is my church. All is peaceful, augmented by a warm and sunny day.
On a morning like this, i have such an overwhelming feeling that all is right with the world. Of course, intellectually i know that is not the case. Someone is dying as I type this, someone is killing, stealing, hating, lost in misery, starving and on and on with the litany of the human condition. But just for this moment, my world is good. It feels like love to me.
So I thought that I'd post a few thoughts about love this morning. Some of these I heard in meetings, read online or in books.
You can't make someone love you, all you can do is be someone who can be loved, the rest is up to the person to realize your worth.
The measure of love is when you love without measure. In life there are very rare chances that you'll meet the person you love and loves you in return. So once you have it don't ever let go, the chance might never come your way again.
It's better to lose your pride to the one you love, than to lose the one you love because of pride.
We spend too much time looking for the right person to love or finding fault with those we already love, when instead we should be perfecting the love we give.
When you truly care for someone, you don't look for faults, you don't look for answers, you don't look for mistakes. Instead, you fight the mistakes, you accept the faults, and you overlook the excuses.
Never abandon an old friend. You will never find one who can take his place. Friendship is like wine, it gets better as it grows older.
I am loving life today. Just for today, I will keep this feeling of happiness and contentment. A good Sunday wish for each of you.