As I sit by my computer to right this, my puppy is cuddled on my lap for his morning "lap nap." Talk about love.....
Love is one of my character strengths. To explore yours, click here to take the Values in Action survey created by Dr. Marty Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the foremost researchers of happiness. You will need to register (free) and they track results anonymously for their research. There are several surveys available--I recommend starting with Values in Action. It rank orders 24 character traits in order of their strength in you.
The ability to give and receive love is one of my strengths. One of the things I love about this strength is that, when I embrace it, it allows me to savor my connections with others and savor moments that are filled with love.
This is the fourth Sunday of Advent, and we begin a shortened week focusing on love. Christmas Eve, we will celebrate the light that was brought into the world with Jesus' birth. For the next few days, I challenge you to give thought to who you love. Do they know? Tell them. Share the good news. As the song says, "Love is something if you give it away, you end up having more." (Magic Penny, by Malvina Reynolds.