~ Love ~
When you think of love, just what comes to mind? Is it your sweetie, a box of chocolate or your tricked out sport car? How about that adorable iguana who keeps you company or the cherubic face of your beloved child? Love has many faces, and it with us wherever we are.
It is defined as an affection or fondness for a person or persons and can also apply to a strong devotion to an interest, be it hang gliding or stamp collecting. So my point is that love can be, and should be, an integral part of who we are. It’s what makes our hearts soften when we an ASPCA ad or a beautiful baby picture, and race at the sight of our own true love.
But I do believe that the most important love of all is the love of ones self. I don’t mean in a self centered, egotistical way, of course. But if we can learn to love ourselves with the same passion we give to our other adorations, I think we become more compassionate, kinder and a little gentler in our replationships.
I have tried to convey this message in my books, and I do hope I have accomplished that. Because when we finally get it that our family, friends and self are what really matters, then that is when we can experience true love.
About the author:
Dianne lives in beautiful Port Jefferson on Long Island, NY with her husband, son, dog and two cats. When she isn’t working in her gardens, she works at the lovely Emma S. Clark Memorial Library which gives her countless good reads and the inspiration to write.