A-to-Z 2015 L is for Love

Love. Grandma loved everyone and through her example of caring and generosity, I learned a valuable lesson, to love unconditionally. It’s easy to say, but not so easy to do for most of us. Grandma made it look easy. She showed her love in the many little things she did. She cooked, baked and canned amazing foods.  My favorites were fried apple pies and her biscuits with blackberry jam and fresh made butter. She sewed, knitted, crocheted, and quilted, turning out amazing clothes, sweaters, afghans, decorations and quilts. She always gave and expected a big hug and kiss from all the grandkids. She taught us to love by showing us how to love.

John D. Rockefeller Jr. on Love

John D. Rockefeller Jr. on Love

15 thoughts on “A-to-Z 2015 L is for Love

    1. shawn

      and yet one would think that love would be easier to produce and hold onto. I think it used to be. Perhaps society’s values have shifted and not for the better.

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      1. Charles Yallowitz

        Maybe. From my own experiences, I think there are more people who feel like spreading negativity is the best way to get attention. Perhaps a rise in ‘misery loves company’ in the social media world, which is leaking into the other facets. Nearly every time I see a positive post on something like Facebook, there’s someone in the comments trying to turn it into a fight or stating why it isn’t a good thing.

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        1. shawn

          ’tis a sad commentary on where we are and most likely where we are going as a society. I have a section in my book on character that mentions this very thing as one of the consequences if we (society) do not encourage good character and behavior.

  1. David P. King

    A very popular word today. And rightly so. Love is the one thing capable of transcending time and space, or that’s what was said in that recent space movie. 🙂

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  2. Celine Jeanjean

    Love can be such a tricky thing, and to echo what Charles said, it’s so much harder to feel and hold on to. I read somewhere that we now live in a culture of outrage, and it’s so true, especially with the rise of social media. Some of the comments I’ve seen around are staggering in just how mean they are. It’s much easier to be outraged and closed off to others than to really see them and love them for what they are, flaws and all.

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    1. shawn

      Sadly I would have to agree. What can we do to change? Will loving those around be enough? I think we need to reach beyond our little circle and at least try to influence the influencers. Those people that shape the media, movies, music, tv, etc. Is it possible? How do we do it? Not really sure.

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      1. Celine Jeanjean

        I don’t know either but you’re right if those influencers sent out those kinds of messages, it would probably make a world of difference. The most challenging thing for the rest of us though is to try and understand that even behind the trolls and the mean comments are real people – and I can’t help but think they must be people with a very sad life if they have that amount of vitriol to pour out into the world.

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