Life grows lovely where you are

I’ve shared a Words for Wednesday blog sharing images from the Type Written Word blog before {here} and thought I would share a few more of my favorite quotes from the site.

While I realllllllly like all of these quotes, but one stuck out to me as especially inspiring. “One day you will learn how to give and receive love like an open window and it will feel like summer every day.” What a wonderful thing to learn! I wrote about how to love previously and wrote what love looks like to me – love is appreciating others. Love is accepting others. Love is wanting other people to feel good and happy. 

Loving other people is important, but don’t miss out the other part – “receive.” Not just passively receive, but receive love like an open window. This reminds me of taking a road trip with all the windows down, blaring my favorite song. The window blowing in and the sun beaming in from every direction. What does receiving love actively – like an open window – look like exactly? This Tiny Buddha blog post sums is up nicely:

When someone looks out for you, empathizes with you, stands up for you, listens to you, relates to you, appreciates you, respects you, accepts you, or acknowledges you, they are giving you love. When someone thanks you, encourages you, believes in you, supports you, forgives you, soothes you, uplifts you, or trusts you, they are giving you love. When someone opens up to you, tries to know you, stays strong for you, assumes the best in you, compliments you, mentors you, makes time for you, or makes an effort for you, they are giving you love.

I hope you decide to actively give love – and at the same time, actively receive love from people around you. Have a wonderful Wednesday! xx


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