We all know what yesterday was, right? LOL! Valentine’s Day!!! So love is really in the air right now! Perfect timing for an extra boost of U Love, we would say! Since we’re already having a “U Love” mindset, we want to encourage everyone, ourselves included, to show even more unconditional love then usual, not just to loved ones, but to anyone. AND…..let’s hold onto that “U Love” mindset even after the holiday is over. Let’s keep on showing that extra unconditional love to everyone, all the time, just like it’s Valentine’s Day everyday! Instead, we can call it “U Love” day! LOL!
In this blog, we’ve tried to be clear about our definition for U Love; but a few people have asked us to reiterate our position. We think this is a perfect time to clarify what unconditional love truly is! If any of you have watched the opening video on our homepage about “What is Unconditional Love,” you’ll know that we take our definition of love directly from the Bible. Since God is love, it figures He’d have the best definition for U Love! So, here it is, nice and simple:
It does not envy or boast
It is not proud or rude
It is not self-seeking
It is not easily angered and keeps no record of wrongs
It does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres
LOVE NEVER FAILS!!!!!!
We realize doing all of these things at once is a tall order. No pressure. We just try to keep these points in mind as we interact with others. It really does take practice, and using these principles as our standard for how to treat one another has definitely made a difference. I (Joan) find myself using the patience and kindness principles a lot lately. I’ve noticed that I have a tendency to become impatient with people at times. Impatience can lead to being unkind. Now that I am more aware of the U Love principles, I find myself stopping impatience at its onset. Instead, I make a conscious effort to be patient and kind with others. As we said, it takes practice, but it is working to improve my interaction with others. I can honestly say that I feel better about it all, too!
Our suggestion is to try focusing on one or two points a week, and you’ll see how easily they come along after you’ve had some practice! OK, that’s all for now…… HAPPY U LOVE DAY!!!