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January 17

   Some of the most profound words on love ever written come from a man named Paul, in a letter written to the Church of the Corinthians over one thousand years ago. If I've been to a wedding, I've probably heard these words or ones very similar in a reading given before the vows.
   Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek it's own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; Does not rejoice in iniquity but rejoices in the truth. Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
   When I look and listen to these words, pondering them, they seem impossible to attain. They sound like ideals that can be reached only by those who don't have "real life" to handle.
   Are they unreachable though? Even if they are, maybe they are something I can aim for, and come closer to achieving little by little.

Just for Today
   Today, and over the next several days, I will give more thought to what love really means. Maybe I will discover new ways of looking at love, that will help bring more fulfillment to my life and that of my SO. A child finds some things unreachable, until they grow taller; perhaps I will find a special way I can grow, so that I can reach new truths as well.

Opinion is a flitting thing, But truth outlasts the sun.
If we cannot own them both, Possess the oldest one.
- Emily Dickenson


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