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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Love takes time...

"Love Takes Time:  Love is our strength to bring us to the place where we are eternally complete.  Love takes time to listen with an attentive ear. Love is always present when others disappear.  Love takes time." ~by James Hayes

Love takes time. It needs a history of giving and receiving, laughing and crying...

Love never promises instant gratification, only ultimate fulfillment.

Love means believing in someone, in something. It supposes a willingness to struggle, to work, to suffer, and to rejoice.

Satisfaction and ultimate fulfillment are by-products of dedicated love. They belong only to those who can reach beyond themselves; to whom giving is more important than receiving.

Love is doing everything you can to help others build whatever dreams they have.

Love involves much careful and active listening. It is doing whatever needs to be done, and saying whatever will promote the other's happiness, security, and well-being. Sometimes, love hurts.

Love is on a constant journey to what others need. It must be attentive, caring, and open, both to what others say and to what others cannot say...

Love says no with empathy and great compassion.

Love is firm, but when needed it must be tender.

When others have tried and failed, love is the hand in yours in your moments of discouragement and disappointment.

Love is reliable.

Love is a choice and commitment to others' true and lasting happiness.  It is dedicated to growth and fulfillment. Love is not selfish.

Love sometimes fails for lack of wisdom or abundance of weakness, but it forgives, knowing the intentions are good.

Love does not attach conditions....Genuine love is always a free gift.

Love realizes and accepts that there will be disagreements and disturbing emotions...There may be times when miles lay between, but love is a commitment. It believes and endures things.

Love encourages freedom of self. Love shares positives and negatives reactions to warm and cold feelings.

Love, intimate love, will never reject others. It is the first to encourage and the last to condemn.

Love is a commitment to growth, happiness, and fulfillment of one another. by Barb Upham
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  1. This is wonderful Coreen, I am always impressed with your post and this one was no exception.

    Thanks for the comment.

  2. and that is unconditional love. Lately I've forget the meaning of love as there are times when the fruit it bears are suffering. But I also came to realized that hurting is a part of loving.

    Thanks for sharing this Coreen. Inspirational as ever. Thank you so much!!!


  3. And may you find Love again my friend!~ Beautiful post Coreen.

  4. Hi Coreen, Blogger 'ate' my other comment so I'll try again... Grrrrrr... (That's not LOVE.... ha)

    Anyhow--we all need to LOVE God, love ourselves. our family, our friends --and all of those around us... LOVE is what life is all about. Without LOVE, we are nothing.


  5. Hello Coreen,

    Love is an amazing thing and it can be easy and hard. Read on someone's blog today that Love is like a Rubic's cube . . . and one of my favorite verses in the Bible is on love.


  6. These are great, I'm copying them!!

  7. Wonderful post, love is all we need!

  8. this is a beautiful exhibition on love...if only we lived and loved as such but it is something to which we can aspire...

  9. That's wonderful, Coreen! Like 1st Corinthians 13 expanded.

  10. Love these statements about love... I especially like the one where it says that love is a commitment and a choice; could not agree more!!

  11. Excellent post - thanks for sharing - based on 1. Cor. 13. Thanks for all the love you share1 God bless!

  12. Wonderful. Yes love is everywhere... Thanks for the post.

  13. Wonderful post!! I agree completely!!

  14. Such beautiful and truthful words to be sure. Sending you lots of love today Coreen!
    xo Catherine

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