Mastering the Message Better Communication – Better Life

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My dear friend Ruth was born February 14, 1915. It’s been nearly six years since she passed away, yet her love and kindness still linger very vividly in my memory, especially on Valentine’s Day, which was also her birthday. Miss Ruthie lived to be 92 years young. Today I am thinking about how she was able to show so much love to everyone around her. Today I miss our long conversations and how we would roar with laughter about her funny stories and experiences. Miss Ruthie lived through much of the great depression, so she was mindful of what it meant to experience and share love, rather than try to buy it or manufacture it artificially. It is in her honor today that I share our thoughts about what we believe to be true love.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And, if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not love, if profits me nothing. Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; loves does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecoming: it does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things. Love never fails;…but now faith, hope love abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Today is a day that I am remembering what love is, and how it was demonstrated to me through the spirit of a dear friend and a true Southern Bell. I do miss our long conversations, her boisterous laugh, and the way she would make me feel so warm and kind. I especially miss hearing her say: I love you too darlin! She meant it; I felt it. She truly strived to live each day present in the true spirit of love. Miss Ruthie mastered the message she had much – she had learned how to love.



Lisa Meyer Speaker and Author of Quotes for Kids

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