Loving allows us to live and through living we grow in loving. —Evelyn Mandel—
Many days it seems too easy to be centered on ourselves, wondering if others love us rather than loving others. On those days, we may have to act “as if” we love the persons who live on our pathways. The unexpected gift is that we do begin to feel both love and loved. Living becomes easier, and so does loving. Acting “as if” is a good way of learning those behaviors that don’t feel natural. And in time, acting “as if” is necessary no more.
I can behave in any way I decide to. I can choose to think about others, and love them. I can choose to forget myself, today.