“Love Hard”

Isn’t Facebook a handy tool.  These wonderfully wise words were the status of a dear friend of mine today.  I asked her if I could share:

“Someone wrote on the wall of a sister grieving the loss of her brother, to “stay strong and love hard”. Love hard….I wonder what it would look like if I did that. Some of us work hard, play hard, party hard….but I have never thought of loving hard. Love is so often associated with ‘softness’, like flowers and clouds and cuddly things. I think I want to love hard, because here are a few things that ‘hard’ means, by various dicitionary definitions:

Solid, firm, and resistant to pressure; not easily broken, bent, or pierced.

With a great deal of effort.

Intense in force or degree

With great force, vigor, or energy

Firmly; securely

To love firmly, intensely, with great effort. I think we would all like to BE loved that way, so wouldn’t it be good to put forth the effort TO love that way? Here’s to Wednesday…Stay strong and Love Hard!!”

Thank you for the wisdom and insight, Kari Thurman!  ❤