Simply Beautiful

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Love can be demonstrated in many ways. This romantic heart tends to want to focus on the Jane Austin, fairy tale type of love. But, you know what? Often the most marvelous displays of love come in unexpected forms.

After a long day at work, my husband came home with coffee for me, dinner for the family, and instructions to relax since I’ve been battling a nasty headache and fatigue. His actions were better than a million roses.

Love is making someone else a priority. Love is putting others first regardless of the inconvenience. Love is going the extra mile for the good of someone else. Love is laying down our lives to serve others without expecting anything in return.

It’s a love not typically written about in the great love stories sitting on the shelves or being played on the screen. Despite it’s lack of glamour, this type of love is simply beautiful.

Sipping on my coffee while experiencing my Mr. Darcy love us tonight, I am, as Jane Austin would write, “completely, and perfectly, and incandescently happy.”

The question is, to whom can we show love? Is it the stranger in the store who you let go before you in line? Is it the friend that could use a helping hand? Is it the child that needs a bath before bed? Is it helping your spouse straighten up before bed?

Ask God to help you love others and look for ways that you can practice

“My [Jesus] command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”

John 15:12

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