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The Gift of Love

Saturday, December 13, 2014

She read this to me from her journal, and asked what I thought.

“I see myself putting you first, and you putting me last. Then I see glimpses of you putting me first, just in your own way. But, does that count? If you put me first, but in your way, is that love? Certainly, it’s a gift, if you give anything at all, but for me, it’s only love if you put me first, in my way.” 

To which I replied.

“I think there is a difference between giving to give, and giving to love. Perhaps it’s because a gift primarily satisfies the giver, but only love can satisfy the hand that receives.” 

Gifts are great, but love is better. This year, if you give, then simply give love.

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