Green Cardigan - Heartbreakers
Blue Bird Blouse - Nordstrom Rack
Blue Denim - Nordstrom Rack
Brown Booties - Steve Madden
Hope the end of the week is winding down great! I wanted to quickly talk about something I just recently learned this morning. Yes, literally about an hour ago. Its about love. Something we all know so little or so much about.
Well let me tell you, the older I get, the more complicated love becomes. Love used to be a feeling I got when I saw my crush. I soon learned that wasn't really love at all. Then I felt love was putting up with your sisters when you fought over clothes. But I've grown to know love isn't that either. And then I knew I had figured it out when I met A.
But funny thing is, I am learning what love is all over again. I am learning love is a choice, and not ruled by emotions. It is a decision to put others needs in front of your own. It’s the choice you make when you really want to buy that new pair of shoes, but you know a friend that needs the money and you give to them. Let me tell you, I am not at that point of love yet. But I am learning that, this type of love is what I want.
This morning I learned about choosing love. When faced with tough situations, being upset and making others feel just as miserable as you becomes an obvious first choice for many. But this morning, love popped its head around the corner at me and said “You can choose to still do right by those who hurt you.” And although it seemed so much harder to do right, it felt so good and immediately the situation changed. Walls were broken, bad feelings were melted, and love won. It won.
So, I just wanted to encourage each of you to choose love. Sometimes we get so upset with others, or we feel wronged or hurt by others – we often are mean to them and treat them poorly. But love taught me this morning that having grace and mercy in those times is a show of true divine love. It taught me how Christ looks and deals with me – with grace and mercy. And so I want you all to choose love, or just think of this post this weekend.
I would love to hear if you have ever experienced this, or decided to overcome evil with good? I’ve talked about before when I am having a bad day, I go and buy someone at work or in the drive thru a coffee. It helps me to be the light and be good when I can see none. It really helps!
Hoping you have a love-filled weekend!! :)