LOVE, Haanel says, is one of man’s 3 essential desires in life.
Og says if I have no other qualities, I can succeed with LOVE…for others, for myself. But here is the crux of the matter: the only way to receive love is by giving it, and the only way to give love is to fill myself with it…dynamic flow of giving & receiving…love tank of the heart must be full before can pour out to others. I get my love tank filled by knowing the Truth (Jn 14:6, Jesus is the Truth).
I got to share a pay-it-forward this Thanksgiving in a small way. Young lady in front of me discovers she’s unable to pay for her small amount of groceries..distraught. I understand cuz I’ve been there before, bring her back to pay for them, tell her to “pay it forward” when she has the chance…she cries & tells me her bad day (maybe week or year?) – car got damaged, going thru divorce, no money in bank. I listen, then invite her to our family Thanksgiving meal. She is encouraged & praising God…I feel more LOVE returned for having reached out & done the right thing. I received more LOVE after giving it away in a small way!!
Quite a bit of my concentration this week has been on Haanel’s affirmation, “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, & happy.”; as well as the continued practice of some of my own. I’m especially sobered with the thought, “Character is not a thing of chance, but the result of CONTINUED effort”. I continue to enjoy this journey of becoming. Haanel 9:25, “Whatever I desire for myself, affirm it for others, and IT WILL HELP US BOTH”!!
I affirm (love) you, therefore, I also am affirmed. I just love our lessons!!