Love Without Boundaries

I used to think of love as something that was measurable, something that should be rationed out instead of given freely. I grew up believing wholeheartedly in the Golden Rule, but I didn’t think much about going beyond simple kindness and respect. Compassion was a word that was uncomfortable to me because selling all of my possessions and living in the jungle just did not seem appealing to me.

But as I grow in loving myself and find confidence through friendship, I am learning that love is not a limited resource. It knows no bounds and cannot be whittled down to one narrow definition or interpretation. Love can be shown in the “smallest” of gestures, like a smile or holding the door for someone walking behind you. It feels so good to give it and receive it and funnily enough, the more you give, the more you get.

Love, more than anything, is an attitude and and a decision, quite like happiness. Because of it’s expansive nature, we have the ability to bring a spirit of love to everything we do and it doesn’t have to be reserved just for our family members, spouses, or friends.

How will you show love today?

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11 comments

Fer Gama
Fer Gama3 years ago

You need to love for be happy,basically from your family

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

Love doesn't exist.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

stupid

Olga Lustosa
Olga Lustosa4 years ago

Talking about love, how to show and share is always inspiring!

Olga Lustosa
Olga Lustosa4 years ago

Inspiring article. I do agree that love is a matter of attitude.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks.

Fatima Ahmad
Fatima Ahmad4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Bob P.
Bob P.4 years ago

thanks

Mari 's
Mari 's4 years ago

Can you have unconditional love for all?

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.4 years ago

Do you mean having sex with just anyone?