|Love Notes by Rosalie Garde see more here: https://www.instagram.com/rosaliegarde/?hl=en|
HOW LOVING ARE YOU?
Have you realized that being loving is not often our default way of living? Being sour, complaining, worrying is easier. Often, it takes work to be loving. It takes awareness. Acting in loving ways is a choice. Thinking loving thoughts is a choice.
How often are you impatient? How frequently do you find yourself envying someone else? Maybe it's their photos on Facebook? There's always someone prettier, that dresses better, that has more clients, and so on. It's easy to become envious.
Do you boast? Those of us on Facebook often boast a little. We are proud of our kids and our accomplishments. We like to share our wins. But there needs to be balance. We can ensure our boasting is kind and for the right reasons--maybe to applaud someone else or to use our experience to help motivate someone else--not to brag or make ourselves look important.
How often do you criticize others? Do you put your own needs ahead of someone else's? Do you have to be the decision maker in your relationship or are you willing to let your significant other make a decision without your interference?
Have you become angry lately? Do you fly off the handle? Do you keep a record of who in your workplace or home isn't carrying their weight? Does your tally sheet make you want to gain revenge?
I am writing about love in one of my upcoming books and was really shocked at how many unloving behaviours I saw in myself recently when I studied the verse below. Here is how the Bible tells us to act. Do you measure up?