“Love is a verb. Love—the feeling—is the fruit of love the verb or our loving actions.” —Stephen R. Covey
This month we’re talking lovvvvvvve on our 12-month journey to creating a life you love (it’s not too late to join us!), and that includes loving ourselves as well as the people around us.
Whether you’re talking about loving yourself—and therefore taking care of yourself—or loving those closest to you, love requires action. Without action, saying you love someone is just an empty phrase.
The flip side of this is that we can actually act our way into the feeling. In the quote above, Stephen Covey isn’t saying, “If you show someone love, then they’ll love you”; he’s saying, “If you show someone love, you won’t be able to help but feel love for them too.”
When we act lovingly, the feelings follow. That’s good news in a difficult relationship, whether it’s with a sibling, a neighbor or your adolescent.
Do you agree or disagree?