Monday, May 09, 2016

Love Anyway!

I am loving you in everyway I know will be good for us all.
I receive the love I freely give.
The more I give, the more I have to give.
I choose no complaining and appreciate all I have.

Are You Disappointed?

You didn’t get what you wanted?
No one noticed how much you do?
They seem to take advantage of you?
You feel overlooked and neglected?

If this sounds like complaining, it is.
If you feel exhausted and drained, you are.
If you want to be noticed and valued, then pay attention to you.
Life is a feedback system that shows us what is missing in our lives.

When we deny ourselves anything, we teach others to deny us too.
When we always give, we teach others to expect what we have always given.
When we neglect to show, tell and enjoy what is given, we will be given less.
Children and immature adults do not know how to value, share love or appreciate.

Everyone needs to be carefully and consciously taught.
We too need to learn to balance giving and receiving.
We must validate and appreciate what we want to encourage.
We must not negate or diminish the attempts by others to love and give to us.

In a world with so much to get, there is a lack of knowing how to truly give.
When we have what seems like insatiable desires, it may feel like we never get enough.
When we think of love as getting our needs and wants me, we forget the real value of loving.
When we are busy comparing what we give and what we get, it may never be enough for us.

Love is not measureable or comparable.
Gifts are just things and words are just words unless we mean them.
Spending time, responding with appreciation, seeing the good, respecting what they do.
The ways we love one another often are invisible and go unnoticed.

How we fold their clothes, cook their eggs, clean up the bathroom are all ways we love.
When we turn off our phone and listen, when we scratch their back, stay within a budget.
When we thank them for bringing home money or snuggle at night or simply be present.
When we smile at their home-coming, laugh at their jokes and say “I simply love you.”.
When we say “Yes” to requests, watch the game with them, these are all acts of love.

So many more simple gestures of love are really important.
Often men and children need to know specifically what we want to be able to please us.
Often people need to be given appreciation for all they do to be helpful and kind
We may assume our loved ones are aware and know how to care.

We may intuitively know what is important, but often we are only pleasing ourselves.
We may assume the other know how to love and care for us, but we have not shared.
We may be so picky, we may unconsciously teach others to not even try.
We may be so needy that others feel drained by our complaining.

Perhaps this is your wakeup call to look what you communicate and how you give.
Perhaps it is time to learn to really love yourself and learn to appreciate what you have.
Perhaps we can all learn it is in giving with generosity and joy that we receive joy.
Perhaps you are the One within your family and friends sent to give all to all.

Learn to love anyway.
It is in giving that you fully receive the gratitude of Love.
Loving you with Joy and always having more to Give.
Betty Lue

Do It Anyway

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.  
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.  
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies.  Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you.  
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy it all overnight.  
Build anyway.  

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous.  
Be happy anyway.  

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow.  
Do good anyway.  

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.  
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.  

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.  
It was never between you and them anyway.