Love is an action word

For most people the phrase “I love you,” gets used multiple times per day. But how often do we show those around us how much we treasure them? Love is an action word designed to show our loved ones how much they mean in our lives. It is not complicated, nor does it require big actions. In fact, it is the small things that connect us.

Something as simple as a hug that is a little longer and tighter will convey how you feel. Or maybe a kiss that is lengthier instead of a quick peck as you run out the door. You could even reach over and grab their hand while you sit and watch TV at night. Or maybe send them a brief text or two during the day letting your loved one see you are thinking about them. The point is, you can let those around you know how much they mean to you by showing them.

Our time together on earth is short. So take a moment to show your family and friends how significant they are. Saying “I love you” is still meaningful, but showing them connects us on a much deeper level.

Published by Denise Rogers

I am a wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother who enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting, gardening, and I am learning to live with being disabled. In 2017, after my 8th thoracic spinal surgery, I lost all feeling from the waist down as well as losing my proprioception on the right side. This has made it difficult to stand without assistive devices and made it, so I am having to relearn to walk. Plus, I have another uncommon condition called Chiari Malformation Type 1 which also creates balance issues as well as many other health issues. Because of the Chiari and the spinal cord injury, I have been left with severe nerve damage which causes a great deal of pain (5 and greater on pain scale) as well as spasticity, muscle spasms, and allodynia (burning) in various areas of my body. I have endured 8 surgeries on my Thoracic Spine and will probably need more as the drain that was placed will eventually clog and require replacement. Currently, I have a spinal to pleural cavity shunt, which drains the CSF from my arachnoid cysts into my pleural cavity. Professionally, I am a retired Health Care Professional with over 26 years of experience. I have worked in the Public Health realm as well as in Long Term Care and Acute Care. I have a B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Work. It is my hope that through sharing my personal trials, experiences, and triumphs that I can help others keep moving forward. No matter what life throws at us we can always tell a better story. I know that God is with me and because of this anything is possible. His promise to be by my side every step of the way helps me to keep pushing on even when there are setbacks.

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