Tired of Loving

Mother Teresa once said that, ““Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” The words “love without getting tired” resonated with me because that’s something I can relate to. I think we all can at different times in our lives otherwise our world would be a much different kind of place. I believe we’re all like Anne Frank (one of my heroes) once said: “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”  Deep down we all just want to connect with others, to love and be loved by others. So we go day to day trying to be our authentic selves in the world. Maybe by giving strangers a quick smile as you pass by, or you let someone with road rage go ahead of you, or you give that lady standing in front of you at the store a kind compliment. But then that stranger you smiled at, instead of smiling back – scowls. Or that road rage person still honks at you in anger not sensing that you’re trying to help them. Or that lady at the store, maybe she doesn’t acknowledge you when you’re trying to be kind to her. It’s in these small moments where we make this choice, this decision. You decide that you tried. It didn’t work. Time to move on. In short, we get tired of loving others. What happens at this point is we generally give up. We decide that we’re not going to smile at the next stranger because the previous one didn’t like it. We decide we’re not going to let the next aggressive driver … Continue reading Tired of Loving