What’s it about: Love Does. Does what? Loves how? Loves who? Loves what? These are the questions which have been lingering on the the forefront of my mind. I challenge you to read this book and be inspired to love more and love harder. There is no doubt in my mind that if you accept this challenge, your world will be rocked in some way.
Why did I read it: My sister entered and won a drawing a few months ago and this book was included in the package she received. I’d heard of the book previously, and was excited to read it first! I’d recommend purchasing this one, I frequently found myself underling and marking up the pages.
Favorite idea: “That’s one of the things about love. It doesn’t recognize boundaries and never obeys the rules we try to give it” (213).
Out come the excuses. “Well school, y’know, it’s hard to make time.” Blah blah blah. Sometimes I wonder if I should have chosen a career involving more public speaking. I’m good at obnoxiously rambling. I’m sure I looked quite pathetic.
It’s a bad deal y’all.
I was asked this question at a graduation party last weekend. To say my response was vaguely pathetic would be an understatement. when talking to someone you haven’t seen in several months, it’s more than tempting to sugar coat things.
I didn’t quite sugar coat things, but I didn’t quite tell the truth which would be: no, not really.
A blog post here and there doesn’t exactly count as writing. True writing is a habit. Habits require a person to make time. Nobody has the time. It’s a choice to get up early or stay up late or forgo any bit of free time you have to simply veg out. It is important I point out that “free time” is different for everybody. Maybe it’s your thirty minute bus commute or your lunch break or while you’re eating you’re waiting for your coffee to finish brewing.
You may be wondering why I write so many personal reflections. I’m a relational person. I also learn a lot from people who are down to earth and totally transparent. I’d say more so than someone who sits down and says “so this is the right way to live life.” It’s important to establish credibility. No matter if you write or blog or whatever you do. It’s always good to be real.
Anyhow, back to my writing (or lack thereof), I need to up my game. I keep saying I’ll do so in the near future. But let’s be honest. I push a lot of things to the future. It’s easier to do so because it means I don’t need to do anything. This is me vowing I’ll try harder, regardless of the fact that it’s practically finals week. There will always be something trying to get in the way of what I love, but if I say I love it, then I’ll do whatever it takes to make sure I continue working hard at it.
Whatever it is you love, DO IT.
Today is the start of a new week, filled with new opportunities.