Photography by George Kanyingi
Life has a way of teaching us things ahead of time, much earlier than we often expect. So in my personal walk in life, I daily discover new angles to LOVE. I keep finding out that love is not just what we often think it is; that mushy feeling inside that can make you fly above hills, or run across a field of yellow lilies or just a good feeling that never stops.But hear it now dear friend, LOVE is not and will never be a feeling!
Love has always been and will continue to be a choice, a discipline, a sacrifice of self for the greater good of others.
As soon as you understand that the focus of love is never on you but another, then you will begin to understand the true language of love.
With this in mind, I would like to reveal to you one of the many faces of love. Yes, love has many faces even what we don’t expect, many avenues, as well as challenges. But all in all tis LOVE.
Have you ever wondered why at times things do not just seem to be functioning well in your life especially when it has to do with people?
Well, I have had quite a number of those. Also, some sad instances where people take advantage of my time, effort, kindness and even my nature of being concerned about the well-being of others.
I once felt so guilty asking myself why I am always the one giving and I never get presents back, never get return favours, never get quality time back… But I remembered what my mother once told me:
“When you notice that you keep waving your hand to people who never take the time to wave back, maybe it is time to give your hand a rest, until it is worth to raise it.”
I was young and at that time I did not know what she meant until it came out in black and white recently. Perhaps the main reason we get fed-up with others is because they do not add value to our lives. When you give effortlessly to those that matter in your life, it is bound to multiply and bear fruit in one way or another.
But if we keep giving effortlessly to those that don’t really add value to our lives, it is like casting seed in a thorny bush where it will suffocate, never growing, never bearing fruit, never rewarding.
So with that in mind, let us take time to identify the people who REALLY add value to our lives (not just with physical or monetary bits) and choose to acknowledge them by loving them unconditionally and offer them what comes with it.
Love is a choice, so choose wisely!
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It would be nice if people gave instead of just receiving,
It would be nice if people cared instead of swelling in pride,
It would be nice if people communicate instead of launching war of silence,
It would be nice if people met and connected instead of hiding under passive “social networks”,
It would be nice if people loved instead of feeding fear with selfishness,
It would be nice if people accepted each other instead of drowning with DOs and DON’Ts,
It would be nice if people opened their hearts to help themselves and others instead of hiding under “personal struggles”,
It would be nice if people knew how short life really is instead of postponing special moments in life,
It would be nice if people expected the best from themselves instead of others,
It would be nice if people remembered these things instead of squeezing them at the backseat of their lives.
It never hurts to care. It never hurts to be the best you ever can be. It never hurts to love unconditionally those who care about you. It never hurts to live life as the LORD expects us to.
But try not to… And the best of guesses is that it will hurt like you never expected!