Qualities of Love

18 Dec

Love one another, but make not a bond of love.
– Kahlil Gibran

Love doesn’t demand; love compromises. It doesn’t possess; it frees. Love doesn’t gloat; it praises. Love makes friends of strangers. It softens our rough edges and strengthens our assets. Knowing we’re loved inspires us and invites forth our best effort. Offering our love humbles us and cultivates an inner joy.

Never, in the name of love, should we direct another person’s life, but instead let’s celebrate the choices made by someone dear, even when they run counter to our own desires. We are each blessed with a destiny, unique and necessary to the others in our lives. We must be allowed to travel our paths to fulfillment.

Let’s free one another and know real love.



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