I have spent my whole life serving people, from the time I was little I was drawn to loving and caring for people, animals, and environments (but mostly people). For much of my life, I felt like my primary purpose and passion was to respond to the needs of others. It wasn’t until I was in my forties that I realized what motivated me to care for others was a deep desire for someone to love and care for me. It was with the love and support of my family and a few very special people that I became aware that I was modeling behavior based on the desires that were found deep within my heart and my mind.
Let love lead is a reminder to all who desire to live the life that you were meant to have, to become the person you are created to be. And to do that you must have the courage to walk in truth, live in love, and be present in time.
Regardless of your past or even your present, everyone has the opportunity to take captive the moment and exercise the gift of choice. And choosing to let love lead or some other motive is always yours to make. There will come a time when all children will become adults responsible for the life that only they can live. There will be those who will never be able to choose life or love on their own due to severe limitations and for them, we as family, community, or society should honor and respect them. And if we are able we should let love lead and care for them.
I have spent my entire life learning from people and am forever grateful for those who have served with me and taught me so much. However, it is the people that I have served who have inspired me and provided me the evidence that love is truly the greatest resource we have and love is abundant and available to all who are willing to receive it.
Most organized religions say... 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, and 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. And all of this may be true, but it also may not be true for you and the result may feel like just the opposite, but do not give up.
Life teaches us that love is passionate and powerful, but often not easy. Love requires confidence one moment and humility the next. Love is truth and truth is love, so be reminded that it takes courage to accept love and freely give it away. Letting love lead is the secret to a life lived well and remains the solution to our problems and the underlying secret to our success. But true love must be found within before it is ever experienced externally (whether that is to be given away or received). As you learn to let love lead you will take back what was stolen, pursue what was lost, and receive the gift that has been given.
With love and much joy,
A compassionate care provider