It’s Wednesday again. A day devoted to words that enrich our writing, speaking, and our very lives. But unlike last week, this word of the day is not complex. It is not a dozen syllables or used only by Oxford professors and linguistic snobs. It is a common word, but it is a tremendously important one. One that we all need in our lives.
1. Unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another
2. Warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion
3. Strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties
Love. Thank God for love. We want more of it but don’t give nearly enough of it. This life essence that makes everything worth while – it is what makes us human. It is pure. It is kind. It is hopeful and rejuvenating.
And while I say all this, I am sure that a certain someone has been floating subconsciously through your head, tap dancing his or her way across your heartstrings. I know he’s been on my mind. Savor the thought of them. Let the very idea of their joy and laughter fill your heart to the point of bursting. As your face turns to a darker shade of pink, remember to always be a source of their smiles, and to give more than you receive. Let us be selfless and always strive to love more perfectly, more purely, more beautifully. For him, or for her, and for all creation.