Is love really a simple game? Then why do so many of us struggle, suffer and avoid letting ourselves feel the pain of love – again? And why are we so quick to judge others who are long suffering in love?
Love is a gift, a decision and a simple game of life. Appreciate the gift, make the decision to love – no matter what – and learn to play by the rules.
It Is Really That Simple.
Once upon a time couples would marry with the true intention to “love, honor and cherish” their partner “til death do us part.” But that simple vow has mutated into a more convoluted and self-serving vow. For many people in our society, at this time, the marriage vow could be written like this: ” I promise to love, honor and cherish you as long as you remain youthful, attractive, attentive, wealthy, healthy and continue to fill my needs. If not, I will have to seek and find a new love with someone else who will satisfy my changing needs and desires.”
When we are young and the world is new and every day is an adventure, love appears in our life and we feel the joy and appreciate the gift. However, if we have dated many different people for a long time or if we have been partnered for a long time, we may become jaded and just expect that others are there to satisfy our needs and desires. Yes, we may have some pleasant moments and we may hurt deeply if we lose the affections of someone close to us. But that expectation of “receiving from” rather than “giving to” eventually leads to diminished passion and lack of appreciation.
Recently I had the privilege of listening to the loving words of a man, Duane Cummings, who knows and appreciates the gift of love. His wife recently encountered a health issue and he declared, to a full audience of mostly women and a few men, “Taking care of her is a privilege, not a chore.” That is the Gift of Love.
- Have YOU made the decision to love everyone in your life – your business associates, friends, neighbors, clients, family, and of course, your most intimate partner?
- Do you know and appreciate the gift of love in your relationships?
- Have you discovered how to play the game of love, following the rules, so that everyone involved has the experience of winning?
In my next article, I will share what I believe are the rules to follow if you truly want to play the game of love to win.
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Here’s to playing the game of love to win!