Monday, January 11, 2010

Being Loved

"Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I really need it."

- Swedish Proverb

How so very true is this? Just imagine what a difference it would make if we actually practiced this? It would be transformational in our daily lives. The act of love is dynamic and expansive.


septembermom said...

Wonderful quote Judith. As you know, I watch my 3 year old nephew each day. Today at 7 a.m. after being dropped off, he had a major tantrum. Soon thereafter, my 6 year old was upset too. Happy to say that it passed and I was able to keep my cool:) Hooray! I'll remember to keep that love coming their way even when they want to be "tough guys" for me. Thanks for your kind and loving comment on my Sunday Citar. You're the best!

Judith Ellis said...

Kelly - You are such a wonderful mother. This is simply shown by your consciousness of what you need to do to be better. I also love the fact that you actually move in that direction. Kids can be challenging indeed.

My mother absolutely showed us love when we needed it the most, but she most certainly disciplined too with a firm hand. There were NO tantrums allowed in the house or elsewhere. Love is not always mushy.

My niece who is three is a hand full. Many times when I call she is having a fit of some kind. I had to remind my sister that she had to get that under control. The beautiful girl is doing better. Yesterday she realized that I was on the phone and yelled my name for some time. Each time she was put on she smiled but said nothing. She is darling. But letting kids do and say what they want is NOT love.

If I can say anything to help, I am always willing. Others do the same for me constantly.

I send my love to you today, especially.

Cinda said...

Dang, wish I would have read this before I wrote my blog today. I would have totally stolen it (giving you credit of course!). I love this!

Judith Ellis said...

Cinda - I'm happy you like the post. I'll pop over to your blog now.

Dave Wheeler said...


I will be reminded of this...and follow the advice...about 62,000 per day dealing with my oldest grandson Nicholas. I love the little bucket head to death but he sure can work this old guy's nerves for sure!

Thank you for sharing this...

Judith Ellis said...

Dave - Nicholas is blessed to have you as his grandfather as I know he loves you. Kids need guidance. Adults too. At least, I do.

Judith Ellis said...

"Where no counsel is, the people fall but in the multitude of counselors there is safety."

--Proverb 11:14

Of course, the counselors are also important here. We have to be careful from whom we take advice.

Brosreview said...

Just beautiful, this quote. This is like an utmost test of love, innit? Thanks for sharing!