Reflection

By Dorothea S, Kopplin

The rewards of love are as great
as the efforts contributed to gain it.
If love is built on a strong foundation
of respect and admiration and grows little by little
with tiny deeds of kindness cementing it firmly,-
with consideration for the welfare of both individuals,-
then, love will live forever, faithful and undying.

There is no place in true love for disrespect, criticism,
selfishness or neglect.
Occasionally, it is wise to ask ourselves,
”Am I kind? Am I considerate?
Am I selfish? Am I thinking of my own personal desires or
am I thinking of the true welfare of all concerned?
Do I respect the individuality of my loved ones interests, desires and opinions,
or do I expect them to co-incide with my own?”