The absence of love in our lives is what makes them seem raw and unfinished. —Ingrid Bengis—
Love expressed softens the harsh cutting edge of any experience. Whether we’re the recipients of love or the giver,
we still share the promised rewards, the greatest of which is the knowledge that we belong, that others know us. We know we’re not alone when we feel another’s love, and when we have someone to give to. Independence and self-reliance are worthy attributes, and may prepare anyone of us for survival in hard times. However,
if they interfere with our awareness of praise for the interdependent nature of the world, we’ll discover that our personal survival is at stake. Our emotional, intellectual, and physical development is enhanced by our involvement with others. The alienation any of us feels at this moment can be quickly dispelled if we’d but offer the hand of love and willingly receive it in turn. Our lives are rich and fulfilling in proportion to the love exchange among us. I will let someone else know I love them today and cherish the good feeling it gives me.