“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
Love is a word that I think is one of the most misunderstood words in our culture.
“I love Chick-fil-A.”
“I love the environment.”
“I love coffee.”
“I love dogs.”
“I love #Adulting.” Okay maybe that one was a little too far 😉
A few definitions of love are:
1. strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties
2. the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration
3. affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests
Think about the people, places, or things that you love. Why do you love them? Maybe it’s because you’re required to love them based on relationship or proximity. What causes you to love some things more than others? Would you give up the things you love for the things you love even more?
If money didn’t matter and you could choose to live anywhere and be around anyone you wanted, would your answer be the same?
The one reason you should give up on love is if you’re loving because of the wrong motives.
Here are some ways to check your motives:
-Do I view this person, place, or thing as a means to an end?
-Am I just friends with them because they have something to offer me?
-Does this relationship exist solely for financial gain?
-Would I still be committed if everything turned sour?
Love is a beautiful thing as long as we’re in it for the right reasons. Don’t love something or someone for status, fame, money, or power. Love because you choose to. You will be misunderstood, but continue to love.
Make Today Count,