Nothing in return
"One of the best lessons that I have ever learned is to never look down on
someone younger or smaller than you. They may just be your best teachers in
this life. I know that I have learned more about living from Babies & small
children than I would have believed possible.
They have taught me so much about laughter, playing, fun, simple joy, and
unconditional love. They have shown me again and again how to truly live and
reminded me countless times of how to choose and share love expecting
nothing in return.
When a baby smiles at you, a little child gives you a hug, they are offering
you their love freely and joyfully.
They are not waiting for something in return. If only all of us could learn
or relearn to love the way that they do then what a paradise we could create
in this world. Just think of love flowing from every heart and soul in this
world expecting nothing in return. Just think of people saying, "I love
you", sharing a smile, and offering a hug unconditionally. Just think of all
of us giving each other joy with a child's soul. Just think of everyone of
us loving each other the way that God meant for us to.
Leo Buscaglia once said, "Take whatever people give you.
If you appreciate it, hug it, kiss it, and take it in joy, but don't expect
it." It is only when we give love expecting nothing in return that we truly
know what love is. It is only when we give love expecting nothing in return
that we learn what it means to give and to live. It is only when we give
love expecting nothing in return that we fully feel the love that God has
for us. May we always love then freely, joyously, and unconditionally. May
we always follow the wisdom of our youngest and smallest teachers and give
love to the world expecting nothing in return.
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