Loving On Roses

We can love people who seem absolutely unlovable.

Crazy thought? Well, maybe not.

I love roses.

Roses bring me so much joy, from their fragrance to their delicate beauty with so many intricate nuances of color that delight my eyes. My heart fills with happiness when I experience a rose.


But maybe you don’t like roses. And that’s just as okay as me loving roses.

But the rose, it doesn’t change at all; it stays a rose, whether I love it or you dislike it. It’s not more lovable or not depending on my response to it. It just is.

Come to think of it, the fact that I love roses doesn’t benefit them at alll; the benefit is all mine! And you not enjoying roses doesn’t do a thing for them or not. You are the one who has to deal with the aggravation of the rose.

The rose, it just is. You are the one who gets to decide whether you are choosing to love the rose or not.

Its lovability or un-lovability isn’t really found in the rose itself. It is in how I view the rose. It is in how you view the rose.

It’s really that simple.


And people, every single one of them, they are one hundred percent lovable, whether I “like” them or not.  My reasons for liking them–or not–doesn’t make them more or less lovable.

And so are you.

People’s lovability is found in our capacity to love them, not in whether they fit the mold of what is socially acceptable as lovable. People are lovable because they are.

What they do or not do does not affect their lovability.

We get to choose love. What a privilege.

We are a small group of women who help each other own our lives with joy. You are welcome to join us here.

Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 Home,SDG, Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing Home,Play Dates with God, Monday Musings,Hear it on Sunday,Inspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s Story, Into the Word, In and Around Mondays,OYHT, gratituesday,Titus2Tuesdays,Extraordinay,Lessons from Ivy,Denise in Bloom, Sweet Blessings, Faith Filled Friday,Finding Joy,WholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word, Reclaiming a Redeemed Life, Still Saturday. Wildcrafting Wednesdays, WFMW, Tell His Story



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