"Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love." ~ LEO BUSCAGLIA
I had a lovely day at church today, which is always based on loving each other. Really loving each other and not looking for anything in return. For when we truly love each other, love comes back to us in ways we could never comprehend. When we love and look for it in return, we become disillusioned, since it rarely comes to us the way we give it out.
The quote above by Leo Buscaglia reminded me that I need to stop looking for my love and just love everyone and not look for what I think I deserve. My Heavenly Father knows my heart and he wants me to be happy; the true way to happiness is to lose myself in love and service.
This last time that I had the opportunity and blessing to love, I nearly let it destroy me... because I wanted it my way. By doing this, I nearly destroyed what I loved, I am still working on fixing it, hoping he will see that I was afraid, afraid that no one would love me. I was wrong, I needed first to love myself and second to know that love comes in ways we don't always see right away.
"The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can." ~ Neil Gaiman
"Everything you want, also wants you" ~ Jack Canfield