Wednesday, March 20, 2013

love

Week 5 of the Wednesday Lists II
Prompt: List ways in which you can love others.


* be patient with my students * speak tenderly * be on time * always be kind * put others above myself * curb impatience * look for opportunities to make love visible * be physically affectionate * smile often * be courteous * look for opportunities to help without being asked * respond more quickly to emails * write letters and send photos to my grandpa * send funny get well cards when I know someone is ill * give "just because" gifts * apologize quickly * practice hospitality * tip generously * mentor a young woman * refuse to participate in gossip * give Sloane my full attention * throw parties ask more questions * give frequent backrubs * spend more time with my parents * call Jeffrey's family * give generously * sponsor another child * listen * forgive * serve * remember say thank you for intangibles as well as for gifts and hospitality * give a gift that will spread the gospel and educate, both at the same time * be fully present when I am with other people * remember that the work of home is love made visible * pack our lunches the night before * keep Jeffrey company as he cooks dinner * say, "I love you." over and over and over again

And you?  What is your favorite way of being shown love?

Isn't she a little love?  Kara just turned three and it strikes me that a hug from a child might just be the most perfect expression of love.  

13 comments:

Claire said...

Oh, I love this. Words, smiles and kindness rock my little world!

Mrs. E said...

She is adorable! Love this list.

Kyra said...

my of expressing love is by saying I do, by being attentive for the one's i love, taking care of their needs, doing things for them, trying to make them happy, singing for them

Tracy said...

LOVE to you, Relyn... and as always LOVE your list! To give or receive a big hug or kiss are some my favorite loves. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Mac n' Janet said...

What an inspiration your list is.

Jennifer Richardson said...

such a beautiful list:)
i love being loved with surprises.
nothing quite floats my boat
like a happy surprise:)
-Jennifer

GraceGal said...

The lighting in this photo is beautiful. Great list!

elizabeth said...

She looks so happy!

I like hearing from people, whether it's a call or a text or an email or a comment or a note in the mail. It makes me feel so loved. (Coincidentally, I was just reading an article about how we tend to give in the ways that we most wish to receive, so my love of snail mail makes extra sense. :)

Jeanne said...

I love your list..........kindness and compassion always show the way to love.........smiles and you know the rest. Love is all you need.

Love you

Jeanne

christinelaennec said...

A wonderful list. My answer to your question is that being listened to makes me feel very loved. I'm sure I could improve in the area of giving others my undivided attention!

Marilyn said...

Your lists always make me smile. I never thought of asking questions as a way of showing love. Love that you keep Jeffrey company as he cooks.

amelia said...

You hit on everything I can think of . . . except maybe for a generic 'take the time.' In our rushed world, that can be the hardest, yet the most appreciated . . .

Jaime said...

I love anonymous acts of love.
I write little mini love notes and hide them in library books before I return them.
<3

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