The expression ‘miracles of love’ is best understood by a woman who has just become a mother. The world just turns topsy-turvy for a woman when her baby arrives. Her schedule changes and everything she does is directly related to the care of her baby. This is the time of the building up of an unbreakable bond between the mother and child. I am sure those who have and have not experienced the joy of motherhood have gone through the delight of watching a child develop different skills as they grow up. It is definitely miraculous to watch a child develop and grow regardless of him/her being your own.
Given the status of our standard of living, women have nowadays stepped out beyond the thresholds of their houses to make a mark in this world. There has been an increase in the number of working women which according to me is a wonderful thing. But this also has its disadvantages. Often we hear ultra modern married working women saying, “I do not have time for kids” or “we have planned not to have kids”. I do not want to hurt the sentiments of any individual reading this article by refuting these statements but what I mean when I pick up such a topic is that the gift of having a baby is one of the most amazing blessings one can receive. I think the arrival of a baby into a couple’s world is God’s way of saying to mankind, “I still love you in spite of your hatred and indifference”.
On the other hand there is a spate of working mothers who tend to leave their infants under the care of nannies and creches while they are out earning for the family. There is seriously no harm in doing so but you don’t know what you are missing out. The words from a little boy struck me so hard that I had the urge to convey my message through this. He asked his mother, ” Mommy would you leave your purse with all money in it and your jewellery with the maid?” The mother answered, “Of course not”. To this the boy asked again, “Then why do you leave me with her?”
This was an epiphany. Children are the most precious possessions given to us. This also explains the issue of killing a foetus in a womb under various grounds as female infanticide and pre-marital abortions.
Therefore my friends, it is time each one of us acknowledges the miracles that have happened to us or which are going to occur in our lives. These ‘miracles of love’ don’t demand anything else but our love and care. Let us acknowledge it by sharing these words of grace to those who need it.
Love is defined as a human emotion, but it is much more than that. Love is the highest form of positive energy. Love is what liberates you. Feeling loved and loving the world around you is the most important feeling for you to have a great life.
We usually show love to our loved ones in one form or other and we do expect a feeling of love from others as well. What we generally miss out on is “Loving yourself”. Loving oneself is ultimate way to feel loved.
It has often happened with me is that when I don’t give enough love to myself – I generally don’t see the love of others for me as well. So, focus on Loving the way you are, your personality, your looks, your habits; love your strengths and your weaknesses; love every bit of you. Love your life. When you are so full of love for yourself, you will see love all around you – it will overflow to reach others. Even the stranger sitting next to you in the bus will feel the positivity of your energy.
You will be the happiest person once you love yourself to the fullest. There won’t be any complaints from life. Life will flow like a smooth river moving towards its goal. So, go now stand in front of the mirror and look into your own eyes deeply and say “I love you and I love my life”. Smile at yourself, hug yourself and relook at every aspect of your life wearing the glass that says “I love my life”. Life will love you back with abundance!
A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
The above story of the Good Samaritan makes me really think of the price we need to pay in response to our feeling of love towards people – even towards strangers. Coming to our own loved ones, the price would be even higher.
The Samaritan man had to expend his EMOTIONS as the victim was a total stranger; his TIME as he took him to the inn and promised to come back again; his MONEY as he paid the charges of inn for the victim and also used his belongings; his COMFORT as he put the victim on the donkey and walked along with it to the inn.
If just one act of love cost him so much, then think of our daily lives… We meet so many people, we discuss so many issues with them. When we are needed to show our love in action towards them, we have to pay the price of our love. On the contrary when we receive the love acts from others, we need to remember that they also pay a price to display their love towards us.
Remember! Love requires a price to be paid. And when we pay the price, we see miracles happening around us.
Everybody loves being loved, it is a wonderful feeling, a sense of belonging that everyone craves. Whether the love of a parent, a friend, a partner or a sibling, it is this ultimate feeling of happiness that everyone is running toward.
But what people fail to understand is that sometimes it’s not the feeling that’s important, it is the person. They might not be able to express it verbally, but it is always there in the small things they do for you.
The best example I can think of, is my father. He is a man of few words; he is not a warm ball of affection, but has been a rock all of our lives. An ever present tower of strength, he is my go-to guy. If there is a miracle of love in my life, he is the one.
Talking about my father makes me emotional because he is the strongest example of everything good and beautiful in my life. I think that’s my point in effect!
Whatever kind of love you look forward to in your life, it is only the love of a parent that you can fall back to. So, if you want to experience the true sense of belonging and the feeling of being loved, talk to them today and say in not so many words “Thank you.”
Say that you love them, that they mean the world to you! And when you see that smile creeping onto their faces and eyes filled with tears and love, you will know that all is well in the world and that pursuit of love you were in just arrived.
— Avishikta Dey
We live in a world which claims to be at the peak of globalization – where communication happens with just a touch of a button. But at the same time we are hopelessly running a rat race where we frantically want to achieve the most and be better than others. Amidst all this, what has got lost is our innocence and the power to love and trust each other. We have become egocentric and therefore we have forgotten to put the interests of others before our own.
Saint Paul, a life coach says that if we speak in the divine language but there is no love in it we would sound like a clanging cymbal. He goes on to speak of other heightened aspects portrayed by humans and reiterates that without the inclusion of love, we are nothing. This has really meant a lot to me as throughout my life I have felt the need to portray love along with a good purpose. Love gives a concrete shape to our works and it doesn’t make us look ritualistic and fake. Further the description of love by the saint amazes me and I have found myself celebrating with him by realizing the strength of love. He says, that ‘love is patient and kind and doesn’t envy or boast. It is not arrogant or rude. It does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with truth. It is neither irritable nor resentful. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes and endures all. It never ends. Among the three most important entities namely Faith, Hope and Love, Love is the greatest.’
Therefore, my friends, never cease to love as it has the power to perform miracles. Love can for sure, work miracles even in this age of globalization!
— Ruth Samarpita Sarkar