Thursday, January 22, 2009
One Little Word
After reading a post by Stella a few weeks back, I have been thinking about what my "one little word" could be this year. I knew if I thought too hard about it, I wouldn't figure it out. I knew that if I were patient, I would hear it. I would see it. I would feel it. I would find that word, that I want to embrace this year.
Last Sunday I listened to a man share words about the importance of "realizing that our own good is linked to the common good." I couldn't help but think about how every little kind word and action impacts others. I couldn't help but be reminded of how important it is to respond with love. As a teacher, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a spouse and a friend I am challenged to respond with love each and every day. Love that is listening, comforting, and sharing. Love that is setting boundaries and expectations. Sometimes it comes naturally. Other times I fight it. Love sometimes takes every bit of energy that I can muster but I know in the end that if I love so will others.
My word in four letters...love.