[photo-a-day: february 14]

[photo-a-day: february 14]

I wasn’t surprised when I saw the photo challenge for today.

A heart. 

It’s quite appropriate for today’s holiday, I guess.

After all, it’s the day when people share the love.

Today’s GodSpeaks Devotional fits the theme as well.

Love is showing the new coworker how to operate the computer again-without getting upset. Love is not getting irritated with the slow cashier who is holding up the line. Love is explaining to a child why he must go to bed for the twenty-seventh time-without losing your temper. Love is patient.

Love is asking your elderly neighbor if you can pick up groceries for him. Love is staying after the party to help clean up. Love is doing your loved one’s chore-just because. Love is welcoming the new neighbor to your community. Love is kind.

Love is being genuinely happy for your friend, coworker, or sibling who bought a new car-when yours is still in the shop. Love is rejoicing with those who have found love, even when your heart is breaking. Love is not jealous.

Love is letting someone else get the credit. Love is being generous, especially when it’s anonymously. Love is okay with not being thanked. Love is thinking of others more often and of yourself less. Love is not boastful or proud.

Love is listening to your spouse’s long, boring story even though your favorite TV show is on. Love is saying thank you, please, and I’m sorry. Love is biting your tongue even when a curt response is called for. Love is refraining from jokes or comments that might hurt another’s feelings. Love is not rude.

God is…love.

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