Love is at the core of all virtues. It has many meanings and expressions ranging from personal affection, like loving a parent, romantic love or loving a thing. When it comes to the virtue of Love, it is exemplified in displaying kindness, affection, compassion, and patience for another being. When you love someone you are unselfish, benevolently concerned and loyal to them. You take care of those you love, even if it means sacrificing something for yourself. Love shows up everywhere around you in books, art, movies, poetry, songs – just about everywhere you look. Because love is a powerful emotion and virtue, it moves you in a deep and meaningful way. It is the basis of most interpersonal relationships.
Why is Love important?
Love gives your life deeper meaning. Both loving someone and being loved makes you happy and fills you with faith, hope, and joy. It gives you a deeper sense of purpose. When you love someone, you are compelled to take care of her, to be there for her. Love brings out the best in you and everyone around you. Love brings your family closer together and creates an unbreakable and long-lasting bond. Love even has a significant, positive impact on your physical health and well-being.
Practice love today…
You practice love by showing kindness, caring and compassion towards those around you…classmates, coworkers, family members and friends. You also can show patience in their shortcomings or life’s journey. A simple, kind word. A hug or kiss. Showing respect and understanding. Being considerate of their feelings, desires, and goals.
But remember, love yourself first, then love others
You must remember to love yourself first and foremost. Without love for yourself, it is difficult to love another. Love fills you up to overflowing.