3 Awesome Ways to Express Your Love to Others
Love is in the air! Indeed, February is known to be the month of love (a month-long celebration of love) where you can’t help but think about love when stores’ shelves and displays are filled with cute stuff red and pink, heart-shaped outline, the figure of the winged Cupid, flowers and doves.
There are different ways (big and small) to show the one you love how much you care and how much you cherish them. Most common ways to express and show our love to someone dear to us is saying “I love You”, hugs and kisses, giving gifts for her and for him, sending flowers, chocolates, Valentine’s cards and more.
The love month emphasizes the importance of love in our lives—remembering love not only in romantic love, but love for family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and other people around us.
Here are 3 significant ways to express and show your love to others and be a blessing.
1. Share God’s love.
GOD is LOVE. Since February is a love month, use this opportunity to share HIS love to others and let them know how much God loves them. You can write “love notes” with scriptures and pass them out — leave it on a coworker’s table, hand them to the cashier as you pay your groceries, send to a distant friend together with inspiring books like Never Unfriended, pass to a stranger, leave it on a teller’s desk, etc.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” — John 3:16.
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” — 1 John 4:18
There are different ways to inspire and encourage someone. You can give them a hug, words of affirmation and encouragement, or if you are fond of giving gifts, you can give something like an inspirational coffee mug or perhaps a book like 100 Days to Brave (Author: Annie F. Downs) to give them courage and confidence to move forward. But the most effective way to inspire someone is your lived-out faith. Let your light shine upon all men that they may also encourage to seek and serve the Lord.
Forgiveness is an act of love, and since February is a love month, why don’t you forgive someone who has done you wrong. However, forgiveness isn’t that easy, as the saying goes, “to err is human and to forgive is divine”. Thus, we need to draw from God’s fountain of love to give forgiveness. God’s amazing love will enable us to give forgiveness, let go and let God. Forgiving those who wounded you is the very key to genuine joy and peace. Take a moment to reflect on the following verses and quotes and ask God to find in you a forgiving heart.
“Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” — Ephesians 4:31-32
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” — Colossians 3:13
“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, it keeps no record of wrongs.6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” –1 Corinthians 13:4-6
“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” — Bryant H. McGill
The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. — Mahatma Gandhi
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.