Anyways, today, in the spirit of Love, I just want to say.....I appreciate each and everyone of you who stop by here. I hope you are inspired by every post you read and that it adds value to your life as it does mine...More so, my wish for you today is that you become/remain the star actor/actress in your fairy tale....that love finds you, keeps you and nourishes you in ways you thought you could only dream about.
I encourage you to look beyond Valentine's day as a "Single's Awareness day" or as a "Gifts-Getting Day" but as a day to love and appreciate everyone in your life....be it family, friend or lover :-) Some of my favorite Valentines were spent back in high school. Then, the culture was to exchange gifts with your closest friends including school daughters and mothers. LOL. What ever happened to that? Your Valentine's Day shouldn't be couples-exclusive but should include all those you love and care about. Today, one of the first Love messages I got was from my best friend....it made my day because it was a reminder that this day should primarily be about acknowledging EVERY special relationship I have, best friend included. ;-)
Biblically, when I think about love, I think about it as enshrined in 1 Corinthians 13. I love this verse. Its the greatest and clearest definition of love and what we should seek in our relationships with all our loved ones. More so, its a reminder that loved ones come and go but the love of God is one that's eternal, thus paramount. Appreciate that your relationship with God is the most stable loving relationship you will ever have :-)
1 I may be able to speak the languages of human beings and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell.2 I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have all the faith needed to move mountains—but if I have no love, I am nothing.3 I may give away everything I have, and even give up my body to be burned[a] —but if I have no love, this does me no good.
4 Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud;5 love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs;6 love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth.7 Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail.
8 Love is eternal. There are inspired messages, but they are temporary; there are gifts of speaking in strange tongues, but they will cease; there is knowledge, but it will pass.9 For our gifts of knowledge and of inspired messages are only partial;10 but when what is perfect comes, then what is partial will disappear.
11 When I was a child, my speech, feelings, and thinking were all those of a child; now that I am an adult, I have no more use for childish ways.12 What we see now is like a dim image in a mirror; then we shall see face-to-face. What I know now is only partial; then it will be complete—as complete as God's knowledge of me.