Actions speak louder than words. (Truer words have never been spoken).
I'll never forget a conversation I had once with my sister. I was venting about my relationship frustrations and finally, in desperation, sighed "What do you think I should do?"
She thought for a moment, and then she responded "Every day you wake up, you have to choose to love him." She went on to explain that our pastor at church had made that statement one Sunday morning.
Love is a verb; therefore, it's a choice.
Some days Brian is easy to love. Some days he's not.
The same goes for me, as well. (Brian has admittedly contemplated suffocating me with a pillow).
Every day I must make the conscious choice to love him and to demonstrate that I love him through my actions.
Choosing love isn't always easy, but it's usually well worth it in the end.
I have to thank my sister for giving me that simple reminder.
Happy Valentine's Day!