Love exists…

We feel so good and peaceful once we’re reminded that all bad things pass to make room for something better, that love does exist and has many forms, that compassion and forgiveness are the ultimate salvation and the path to freedom ~ Buddha

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Love Defined…

Definition of love

  1. 1a(1):  strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties love for a child>(2):  attraction based on sexual desire :  affection and tenderness felt by lovers love.>(3):  affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests <love for his old schoolmates>b:  an assurance of affection love>

  2. 2:  warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion <love of the sea>

  3. 3a:  the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration love>b(1):  a beloved person :darling —often used as a term of endearment (2)British —used as an informal term of address

  4. 4a:  unselfish loyal and benevolent (see benevolent 1a) concern for the good of another: such as (1):  the fatherly concern of God for humankind (2):  brotherly concern for othersb:  a person’s adoration of God

  5. 5:  a god (such as Cupid or Eros) or personification of love

  6. 6:  an amorous episode :love affair

  7. 7:  the sexual embrace :copulation

  8. 8:  a score of zero (as in tennis)

  9. 9capitalized,Christian Science:god

Merriam-Webster

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Rose Colored Glasses

In response to the daily prompt.

Have you ever heard the expression about seeing the world with rose-colored glasses? I remember the first time I heard it when I was a child. I was, in fact, told that I shouldn’t see the world with rose-colored glasses.

The purpose of this warning from my mother, as my protector, was to help me survive this earth. It was a harsh but necessary lesson. There is much to be weary of here.

I believe the Earth is a place of growth but our healthy, loving advancement has been compromised by greed, jealousy and anger. For that reason we must teach our children to protect themselves while they are young. Once we reach maturity; however, we need to recognize when we are safe and return to our natural state, that of love.

In other words, seeing the world with rose-colored glasses is indeed a detriment while we learn what life on earth is all about, but once we are in a safe place where we can reasonably protect ourselves, it is a necessary filter.

Everyone does the best they can with what they have; everyone makes mistakes; and everyone wants to return to love.

The next time you notice yourself being judgmental of other’s actions, or your own, put on your rose-colored glasses and look for the love.

12876157 - through rose-colored glasses the world looks much more optimistic

The more of us that practice this, the more love will be present here on Earth.

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Love Is…

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the trutthreebirdsh. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres ~ The Bible