Friday, February 17, 2017

The power of love

Since Valentine's Day was this week and we were surrounded with reminders of love, it's a good time to think of the power of love in our lives.

Professor, author and motivational speaker Leo Buscaglia once said, "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."

Yes, for sure! It's said that love is the most powerful force on earth. And when we extend love to another and do the things cited by Buscaglia—the touch, the smile, the kind word, etc.—lives do change. I'm sure we can all think of times when we've felt especially low and someone extended the hand of love to us and completely changed our attitude or our life. And we've seen that effect on others when we've been the one to show love through our caring, listening or compliments.

Knowing that, let's each try to show more patience and more love to each other. Let's hold back on the negativity—and remember the power of love!

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