Speaking of love…

“Love is a verb” Oprah said that.

And she’s right. Love isn’t just an intangible feeling – something you hear about in songs, read about in books, espouse in poetry. Love is a verb. Love can be seen. Love can be felt. Love is actions and actions like love have consequences. Love is a verb.

It’s because of love someone advocated for equality (and it continues to happen today). “Justice is what love looks like in public,” Cornel West said that.

It’s because of love someone started that not-for-profit. It’s because of love that someone wrote that self-help book. It’s because of love someone bought you that gift. It’s because of love and passion that someone volunteers their time, skills and energy – not expecting to get paid in monetary terms.

Trust your gut. If you don’t see the love, it may not be there. Don’t let your mind trick you into thinking it is. Love is a verb. Love can be seen. Love can be felt. Love is actions and it has consequences.

One of the most moving speakers on love is a man called Leo Buscaglia. He was a professor and motivational speaker who gave lectures on love at University (what a delightful idea!). I’ll let you observe for yourself reader. You can watch him give one of those lectures here. Have a look, be inspired and spread the love.

So:

  1. Love is a verb. Love is action. Love isn’t just a warm fuzzy feeling you can’t put your finger on.
  2. Not seeing the love and passion in your daily work, in your personal life? Maybe it isn’t there. Go where it is instead.
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