LOVE is a many splendored things… PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 February 2017 12:31

COLOURS OF LIFE

BY GRACE C. ESPIRITUSANTO

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight

For the ends of Being and ideal Grace…”

_ Elizabeth Barrett

Browning

(1806-1861)

How much have you loved?  Whether the relationship is for a family, a friend, or a love one, we always have to remember not to take them for granted. When you say that you love somebody, you have to express it not only in words buy most especially in deeds. When you love someone, you give all that you can; being selfless and willing to sacrifice everything for them. Loving is learning how to understand their mistakes, loving is an endless forgiving of their faults; loving is accepting them for who and what they are; loving is knowing how to tell them that you are hurting and you want a sincere explanation of the truth; loving is letting them go, even though how much it hurts.

Robert Heinlein once said, “Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” You can never say that you love when you always think or ask yourself, “What is there for me in this relationship?” In the family, you must know how to respect others’ opinions or ideas, whether good or not; you must learn how to share even though how little you have; always be sensitive to the needs of your family members; and you must know how to say “I’m sorry,” when you are wrong. As a friend, you have to be there for them, in good or in bad times; be ready to listen without interruptions; be  a shoulder to cry on when things go wrong or a hug to ease all the pains and worries or even a simple smile to share joys. If you are a parent, “Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.”_Nadia Boulanger

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom,” says Charles Dickens. In loving, you have to make sensible decisions and good judgments. You can never rely on guesses or hearsays or doubts. You always have to be honest even if it hurts, is difficult or disgraceful. Even if it means losing the only one you love most by telling them the truth. Loving is a divine affection, for love is magnificent and it is God’s highest virtue.

“Love is a symbol of eternity.

It wipes out all sense of time,

Destoying all memory of a beginning

And all fear of an end.”

_Author Unknown