Monday, August 31, 2009

Who Do You Love?

How many people do you love? I’m talking about people outside of those who you are supposed to love like your spouse, children and other family members? I often hear people saying while speaking of others, “I love him or her”, but do they really?

I just took inventory on the people that I can honestly say that I love. These are people that would be welcome in just about any aspect of my life, unconditionally. There are six people on this list of mine and don’t ask if you are on the list. If you are on the list you already know it.

It’s a good idea to take a love inventory every once in a while. Not only does it give some perspective on something that is good in your life, but more than likely these people love you as well. That is golden knowing someone cares for you unconditionally as well.


Blogger Beth said...

Minus my family (which is huge - lots of lovin' there) my list is quite long - and I don't take the word "love" lightly.

5:09 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

I love almost everyone, that's my m.o.

However, apart from family, there are only a handful...okay maybe two hands full that I really truly love, treasure and adore unconditionally.

6:33 AM  
Blogger weese said...

hmm, mine is a very short list.
and i like it that way.

7:40 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

Very very short list at the moment. I'm comfortable with that. But the few that are on it are golden.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

It would be easier for me to come up with a list of people I really dislike, methinks.

10:05 AM  
Blogger a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

my list has room for newcomers but i'm with beth, i don't take it lightly. sometimes the application process can be arduous. only the most sincere survive. and those have proven to be few and far between.

which is ok.

4:11 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Beth, I had you pegged as someone more exclusive.

Auntie,That's cuz you know everyone and you are so damned friendly.

Weese and Darev, I'm with you on this one. I don't just give it away. It needs to be earned.

Amy, every body but the crossing guards and the school kids, right?

Irish, there are always hoops to jump through. Some people specialize in making hoops.

6:04 AM  
Blogger dalia said...

hmmm... interesting.


one... two... three... four...

i'd definitively say four people. there are others of whom i'm very fond, but these four i KNOW love me back.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Hahn at Home said...

I was thinking, Guy, that you might just give it away - but then realized that isn't love at all but something else entirely!

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Ginger said...

We are pretty picky about the people we hang out with (not because of religion, sexual preference,'s about the quality of the PERSON; Quality: A characteristic, something that is special in a person or thing.) let alone LOVE. Other than family (and THAT list is small by choice) I have a few REALLY GREAT FRIENDS that I have told/showed that I love them unconditionally. I trust them w/ my life and the lives of my kids...and they are just as appreciative of me :)

11:17 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Dalia, I'm glad you are exclusive. I hope someday to be your 5th.

Lori, for me love is a lot harder to give than respect. And with me it's like a game of shoots and ladders.

Ginger, Getting a helping hand from someone with out a motive sure does make it easier to love them.

12:21 PM  

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