Life is full of two lane streets. You give something, you get something. That is how it works in an ideal society. Everybody wants something, but not all are prepared to give something.
The Beatles, on their album “Abby Road”, closed the album with this couplet.
“And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.”
Truer words were never spoken. If I could tell you a secret that would change your life, would you listen? Here it is… learn how to give love (pass it on!).
It really is that simple. The more love you give, the more you will receive.
I know that it is not all that easy to just pick up and start loving EVERYONE. You have to walk before you can start running. You learn how to love everyone by learning how to respect them first.
Respect, like love has to be given in order to earn it. For most people though, it is easier to give respect than it is love. If you want to learn how to love, first learn how to respect.
Respect can manifest in many ways. Opening doors for strangers is a good start. Give a co-worker a pat on the back and a compliment, refuse to gossip and talk behind someone’s back, smile and greet people as you pass them in the hall, and most important, allow people to be themselves. Not passing judgment on others is the ultimate show of respect.
As you get better at showing people simple respect, you will notice that their consideration of you has also risen. You will feel better about yourself, and nothing opens the heart to give love more than a good self esteem.
Once you get real good at giving respect, you'll realize you've been giving love all along.