A Simple Path – To Pouring Down Your Love

By on Apr 22, 2012

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“Love isn’t love until you give it away.” ~ Michael W. Smith

If the world ever needed your love, it needs it now. The hurting, the lost, and the lonely need your love right now. The people you pass on your way to work, the single mother, and the homeless man need your love right now. Your children, your husband, your wife, and your partner need your love right now.

The world grows darker when we don’t make time for love’s light to shine. Pour down your love and witness the world become a little brighter.

Pour down your love from the inside out, first

I took Saturday off. Aside from checking email over morning coffee, I closed my laptop and opened myself up to a day of rest. The past few weeks have been a grind. Between releasing my book, and the redesign of this blog, there’s been little time for me to take care of me.

On Saturday, Mary Beth, Emily and I went to the City Market for lunch and fresh produce. The warm sunshine was welcoming, like hearing from an old friend, as we selected the ripest tomatoes, the brightest strawberries and the most tempting lemons and limes.

It felt good to be in the presence of nature’s gifts. It felt good to pour down love from the inside.

Pour down your love in drips, not buckets

Saturday was a good reminder that the small ways we love can often have the biggest impact. It doesn’t matter the velocity of the love we pour down; all that matters is we send it down:

- Pour down your love by taking a moment to acknowledge the person standing next to you.
- Pour down your love by saying a prayer for the weary.
- Pour down your love by having hope for the guilty.
- Pour down your love by listening when your child asks for your attention.
- Pour down your love by showing your wife she’s all you need.
- Pour down your love by telling your husband he is your hero.
- Pour down your love by sharing your faith in the world, with the world.

Sometimes the simple path to pouring down your love begins with realizing you can light up the world with your amazing love – no matter the size of the drops.

Pouring down their love

The following bloggers, and friends, have poured down their love with their wonderful support of my book. I encourage you to visit their blogs. Each one will inspire you with their special light.

What is A Simple Path?

This post is in A Simple Path, a series of short pieces inspired by my own life experiences. Each post is a simple path to experiencing something wonderful: maybe seeing life from a different perspective, or celebrating its beauty. Click here to read all posts in the series.

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  • http://live-development.com/ Brandon Dean

    I pour down love to you for creating this wonderful blog

    • http://www.thebridgemaker.com/ Alex Blackwell

       The love is received! Thank you Brandon.

  • Becky Vance

    Just bought yourbnew book and can’t wait to read it! Your blog has always been inspirational to me. Thank you for sharing your unique and God inspired talent with the world! I am so grateful to my soul mate, Beth W., for sharing your blog with me. Good luck with your book!

    • http://www.thebridgemaker.com/ Alex Blackwell

      Thank you for buying my book Becky, I hope you enjoy it. Please let me know what you think after reading it!

  • Victor

    Keep up the great work Alex!  You should be proud of your accomplishments!  What’s more is you should be commended for realizing when to take some time to connect with those you love and appreciate!  Good for you!

    • http://www.thebridgemaker.com/ Alex Blackwell

       Your word are comforting Victor – I appreciate you, and our friendship!

  • http://crazyintrovert.blogspot.com/ Glori (CrazyIntrovert)

    I’ll pour down my love by saying: “Thank you for all the great posts you’ve shared, Alex!”
    Thank you for the inspiration!

    • http://www.thebridgemaker.com/ Alex Blackwell

       Glori – thank you for reading and for your sincere support. Both keep me going!

  • http://www.vidyasury.com Vidya Sury

    :-) I enjoyed your book, Alex and I think it is a winner. My friends are loving it. I appreciate the mention. :-) Looking forward to your next! Loved how you say “shine” in this post as it is one of my favorite words! Have a wonderful week ahead!

    • http://www.thebridgemaker.com/ Alex Blackwell

       Let’s keep shining together Vidya!