some easy lovin’

 I really enjoy telling my kids that I love them.  I like to tell them in lots of different ways with lots of different adjectives.  When they were little, my favorite book I liked to read them was “Guess How Much I Love You”.  I like to think of creative ways to let them know that I love them, but I’m not always as creative as I want to be.

I also feel like God is challenging me to love people better.  When I think about loving people, sometimes it spins me out because it seems like such a massive impossibility.  In truth, without God’s help, it is impossible.  But even with God’s help, how do I love people better?  Here are some easy ideas that we can all use on a daily basis:

  • smile:  giving a person a smile is an inexpensive way to brighten someone’s day
  • be patient:  hold off on honking the horn when you’re driving, let a person being trained in their job make a mistake without magnifying the error
  • give the benefit of the doubt – don’t assume that someone in intentionally being malicious, cruel or has harmful motives
  • listen – time for many people is the same as love
  • drop the sarcasm
  • be gracious
  • check in with God for His help:  there are alot of times when I don’t know how to love a person & I’ll make a quick, silent prayer asking for help & wisdom on how God would have me love that person
What are some suggestions you could add???  Please help me!

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