Let’s talk love


Love – a simple understanding

Love is always a good topic of discussion. Everyone knows what it means, right? Probably much closer to the truth is that it means something different to each person. This of course could be talked about until the sun burns out, but for now, lets look at a very simple child-like way to define it.

Out of the Mouths of Kids

I have learned many things about love. A comment I once read from a young child says it so well. “‘When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.” Think about this for awhile and notice the sound of your voice the next time you call your child. What are you really saying? What is your child hearing? Is their name safe in your mouth? Remember that it is not the words that you use, (words are only 30% of communication) but the feeling you have when you say the words, that is most important. Whenever possible, have at least a slight smile when you speak. It can do wonders not only for your child, but for you as it can change your entire state of being. It is hard to be mad and smiling at the same time.