Tonight after reading two equally compelling blogs I decided to share the more positive message as opposed to the one about racism. The world needs more positive messages of hope...and, I need more positive messages of hope.
[I maintain the right, however, to rant about that other story at some point in the future]
For now, the positive:
If you haven't heard of Pop Chassid yet, you're likely not a social media troll.
On September 3rd, Elad Nehorai, author of Pop Chassid posted a blog called:
I Didn't Love My Wife When We Got Married
Link to his inspiring story here
I agree that love's an active choice - rather than a straightforward feeling. Feelings are fickle. Sure, we have the better, the worse, etc., but through all of it, we have to chose to love and to cherish.
Everyday we have the power of choice - to love our spouse or not. Some days I do a better job than others, but ultimately my decision shouldn't be based on how well my spouse loves me.
As John Mayer sings: "when you show me love, I don't need your words...love ain't a thing - love is a verb."
Link to the song here
Thanks again to Elad Nehorai, author of Pop Chassid, for sharing his experience.
Here's to a hopeful week to all,