Over the past few days I’ve been thinking, with a lot of gratitude, about how rich and blessed my life has always been with loving relationships. I’m truly blessed to have a loving family – not just the immediate one but the extended one as well. I’ve also been fortunate to have many loving and caring friends. This last year, I’ve been blessed with the loving presence of my husband and this has truly made my life richer and more meaningful.

Perhaps my experience of loving relationships is what makes it easier for me to believe in a loving God and to experience His presence in my daily life.

Of course, there have been several times when I’ve been hurt by people, or ended up loving the ‘wrong people’, and very often I’ve been the one causing pain to the people who love me. It would be wonderful if we were all given a manual on how to love, but then, it would take away much of the joy of learning how to express our love and of forgiving and being forgiven.

More and more, I am convinced that who we are is a reflection of how we give and receive love. Finally, love is the only thing we take with us and the only legacy we leave.

Let’s focus on loving better each day!

Loving relationships are a family’s best protection against the challenges of the world. ~Bernie Wietre

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~Lao-Tzu

May you be inspired – every day!