No matter how you define love, most agree that love - in it's truest sense - is a gift.
Life begins with love, a gift grown from the most intimate expression of love. We receive love as children from our family as they care for us and nurture us. We receive love from those in our lives who care for us and "will the good for us" by teaching, coaching, and mentoring us.
We are created with a natural need to receive love from others but we are also created with a natural instinct to give love to others. The more love is poured into us from others, the greater our ability to, in turn, pour love out to others.
Our ability to give love starts with a sincere desire to will the good for another - whether it be a family member, friend, mentor, or even a stranger or other forms of love.
It becomes easier to give love to others when we have a good foundation of who we are in our whole sense - our talents, personalities, thoughts and feelings - but also with an awareness and a genuine respect and appreciation for who others are as whole persons.
When we are able to fully receive love and fully give love, love becomes a beautiful giving and receiving of oneself to another.
This week we're celebrating love with our "Love Is...V-Day Giving Day" appeal.
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Pure & Simple Truth for Youth, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization. We believe youth deserve the truth about love by learning about whole-person identity, healthy relationships and sexual integrity. Help us bring this message to youth, families and communities and partner with us today!