Perhaps the greatest love is the kind described in a song by Whitney Houston. I’ll never forget the words as they have the ability to touch each heart and the tone of love we want to bestow on our children. Our future generation would be so different if we could change one soul at a time. In describing the meaning of the next few words: Empathy. Sympathy. Love. Kindness. Service. I believe I have covered all that should be important to us as parents, friends, and family members.
Empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
Sympathy, feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misfortune.
Love, an intense feeling of deep affection: their love for their country. A great interest and pleasure in something: we share a love for football. We just love dancing. Many people express a love for God, or their interpretation of a creator.
Kindness, the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate, a kind act: it is a kindness I shall never forget.
Service, the action of helping or doing work for someone: millions are involved in voluntary service.
And so important are the armed forces: troops from all branches of the services.
Some of the words of the song by Whitney Houston are very fitting to renew our faith as a New Year’ Resolution:
THE GREATEST LOVE; I believe that children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride to make it easier. Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be. Everybody searching for a hero. People need someone to look up to, I never found anyone to fulfill my needs. A lonely place to be. So I learned to depend on me. I decided long ago. Never to walk in anyone's shadows. If I fail, if I succeed, At least I will live as I believe. No matter what they take from me. They can't take away my dignity.
(Chorus: Because the greatest love of all, is happening to me. I found the greatest love of all, inside of me. The greatest love of alI is easy to achieve. Learning to love yourself, it is the greatest love of all. end)
And I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadows. And if by chance, that special place, that you've been dreaming of leads you to a lonely place, find your strength in love.
In ending this article I can’t help but think of Jesus saying, Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, ‘Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven’. Oh, if only we could believe as the little children do.
Maybe we can humble our hearts as our New Year’s Resolution this year!