Love is love

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4‭-‬8 NIV

The ideology of this passage gives hope to the hopeless. It gives us the answers to questions about how people should truly feel about one another. Does it matter who the love is from? A husband and wife? Children? Friends? Family? Someone you met at church? A person you became friends with on social media? I believe the answer is no. Love is love, no matter who it’s from.

Only YOU can love yourself the way you want to be loved!

Wendy Shipman

But what if this love is not reciprocated? What if you are giving your all only to receive the mediocre in return? Is it fair? Of course not. And you can’t make someone love you either. You can try. But trust – you will get hurt in the end. I’ve been in those scenarios. More times than I care to mention and from people I trusted the most. I have noticed over the years two major things. Either they didn’t know how to love or they just didn’t care to begin with. The majority of my discernment believes it’s the latter.

Feeling unloved is a very hurtful emotion. When you get this feeling, the entire world shifts. Your energy changes. The respect is questioned. The trust is gone. But as time passes, the hurtful feelings subside and you count it all joy. I truly believe that all disappointments are not to harm you but to catch your attention and bring you back into focus. Everybody is not going to like you. They are not obligated. Everybody is not going to love you – not even family. Yes, family. So we must utilize Self-Love more often. Only YOU can love yourself the way you want to be loved!

Until next time … be blessed.

2 thoughts on “Love is love

  1. Wendy this has got to be your best post yet! I’ve seen it and been through it all. I had love a long time ago. Since then I’ve tried many times only to have unrequited love. Im tired of it. I’ve decided that I just happen to be a very loving individual. That or I’ve just had very bad luck. Getting a dog and also becoming more independent and requiring less from others seems to be my answer for now 😊 💕

    1. Thank you! 🥰 These rambling thoughts always occur a few hours before sunrise. 🥱

      I, too, have been a part of that ‘feeling unloved’ category – from several people at once. I am grateful that I have a husband AND a dog. I believe that you having your dog is a great asset. He/She will always love you unconditionally! 🐾❤️