We often think and talk about being in love and being loved. But what about how well we love? And what is loving well, anyway?
Maybe it’s setting the intention to give others the benefit of the doubt and to be caring, thoughtful, and kind, as in . . .
- For people I know, am I able to walk in their shoes so I can empathize with their experience?
- For strangers, am I patient enough to create a backstory to put their actions into a loving perspective?
- When someone says or does something that annoys or frustrates me, am I able to admit to myself that I must say and do those things too?
- Do I take the time to think about what makes other people happy and do what I can to further their happiness?
Obviously, loving well is a lot to take on and a lot to strive toward . . . but that wonderful, open-hearted feeling we get when we’re successful is worth it.