The Day After…

15 Feb

Valentine’s Day is over. The chocolate has been devoured, the roses are wilting (wait, what roses?) and the cards may or may not already be in the trash (I still love you, no pun intended. :))Yesterday my newsfeed on Facebook & Twitter was full of hopeful, beautiful messages about love. Today? The typical snarky comments, witty asides, and incessant updates about what my friends and acquaintances are up to. That’s fine – it’s ok to be back to life as usual, and I’m not sure I know anyone who would actually want Valentine’s Day to last all year. But… even on this, the day after the love fest, let’s remember what LOVE really is. Here are a couple of definitions:

The Bible says:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Webster says:

Well… Webster says a lot of things about love.  Here are some of my favorites:

love – verb \ˈləv\
To hold dear, cherish
Devotion
To like or desire actively
To thrive in

Here’s the thing – either way you look at it, and no matter what you believe in…

Love is a VERB.

Which means… it’s:

  • active
  • conscious
  • a choice
  • something we do

So… go show someone some LOVE today.

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3 Responses to “The Day After…”

  1. kari February 15, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    Good plan. 🙂 I’ve been thinking alot about the little truth that when we are the most unlovable is when we need the most love.
    Happy day to ya!

  2. Shane February 15, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    I did not feel the love from you today. You dishonored my artwork in our team meeting. Boo.

    • reneedurham February 15, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

      Hmmmm…. true. Sorry Shane. But I did give you a cookie. No? 🙂

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