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How Great Thou Part

There’s an expression, “We are supposed to be getting better with age.”

I’m not necessarily certain this is true in the area of love.

I think it’s possible we love worse, not better. Less and not more. Poorly rather than richly.

But children, they possess an ability to nurture and foster this emotion and a generosity in expressing it. 

Children enter this world as proud proclaimers of love.

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A child will pluck a flower.  

A child will scribble a love portrait.   

A child will mold clay into an ‘I love you.’

And this is just the tip of the proverbial love mountain a child will scale. 

They will hug you and kiss you. 

They will cry when you leave them and shout when you return.

They will hold your hand and they will snuggle beside you.

They will declare you beautiful and handsome, smart and funny, nice and silly. 

They will tell you that you are the most important person in their world. 

They will want to spend time with you and beg you to tell another story or sing another song.

Children will love you.

They will use paper, crayons, clay, flowers, words, motion, anything at their disposal to make sure you understand your love makes their world go round.

They are proud proclaimers of love.

And we can learn from them:

Children interpret love and spread it further. 

Children are shamelessly generous with love.

Children are master communicators of love.

They have all the Love Languages covered.

Most importantly, they will make you feel loved.

And then, we grow up and we allow life to interrupt love. We get confused by things like ego, work, and stress.

We love worse, not better. Less and not more. Poorly rather than richly.

When those we love are often in desperate need of a flower plucked, a scribbled love portrait, or a molded ‘I love you.’

When we are in need of getting better with age.

And when only love can make that possible.

 

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