What is Love? Series ~ Part 2
“For the month of February, every Sunday, I wanted to do a little ‘What is Love’ series; a collection of random stories and videos that exhibit love and inspire us to bring more love into our lives. Yes, we can BRING more love into our lives. We don’t need anyone else to do it for us. Love is there, waiting to be had.
What is love? Love is a feeling of deep devotion, concern, and affection. It’s expressed and felt in many different ways. I hope these favorite stories and videos that I found, will help convey the beauty of love, inspire you, and bring a little more light into your life. Enjoy!”
Story #4 – Creative Carmella and Her Love
Every time my blog contributors share a post on OSSS, I try to take some time over on their blog, pinning and sharing their own blog posts. Recently, I was visiting Creative Carmella’s blog, doing just that, and I stumbled upon something really special. Something I would love for more people to see.
At her local senior citizen’s center, Carmella mentioned in her post that she tries to hold a monthly crafting class with them. That alone, I love. But, on this particular month, she wanted to do something different and have her elderly friends bring in a picture from their past that made them happy. She was also going to take a new photo of them. The pictures she captured of them remembering are priceless. Beautiful. The insight she shares is awesome. But most of all, the love behind this project, the love in Carmella’s heart, is inspiring. Please hop over to her blog and read it.
Story #5 – My Burden Was Made Light
Living in Utah, I remember hearing about this terrible tragedy on the news. Imagining what it would be like. Wondering what I would do. Would I be able to forgive someone who hurt me THAT much? Would I have enough love? Would I turn away from the Savior, or towards Him, allowing His love to come through me? This one’s a tear-jerker, get ready.
If you read friday’s Forever My Valentine post, you met Karen already. I am SO glad I had the opportunity to have her share a little about herself on my blog. Hers is a story of love. But, also a story of hurt, frustration, and difficulties. Karen’s husband has Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. She shares her story on her blog, Missing Jim, and it’s something I hope you will all take the time to read. Karen is driven by love. It is evident in her most courageous and complimentary posts, all the way to her posts about heartache, feeling overwhelmed, and difficult decisions. Check out her first post, In the Beginning. Please be supportive, understanding, and LOVING to her, so that she may be buoyed up during this difficult time.
I hope you leave this post feeling inspired by love. Love, compassion, service, forgiveness… they’re all a huge part of my beliefs, which you can read about here: Why Are Your Favorite Bloggers Mormon? To check out the ‘What is Love’ stories from other weeks: What is Love? An Inspirational Series on Love, Part 1and What is Love? Part 3 and What is Love? Part 4.
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