Love is a verb ... spread it around. Love our community.

Real Estate Agent with Remax House of Real Estate

My master mind group is reading and discussing Steven Covey`s book, The Habits of Highly Effective People. While running in River Park recently, I was listening to the audio book on my ipod, and really enjoyed Covey`s piece on Love. (My mother always said, ``Love is a decision``.  She was saying the same thing as Convey, with fewer words.)

Covey tells the story of a friend who claims to have fallen out of love with his wife.

``My friend, love is a verb. Love-the feeling-is a fruit of love, the verb. So love her. Serve her. Sacrifice. Listen to her. Empathize. Appreciate. Affirm her.

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Proactive people make love a verb. Love is something you do: the sacrifices you make, the giving of self, like a mother bringing a newborn into the world. If you want to study love, study those who sacrifice for others. even for people who offend or do not love in return. If you are a parent, look at the love you have for the children you sacrificed for. Love is a value that is actualized through loving actions. Proactive people subordinate feelings to values. Love, the feeling, can be recaptured.``

Posted by

Bryon Howard

ReMax House of Real Estate

Calgary, AB

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Comments (4)

Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

Hey there Bryon, how are things in Calgary.  The market down south here still seems to be moving along nicely.  Our builders are busy and that seems to trickle down.

Oct 16, 2009 08:20 AM
Deena Cottingham
GreenApple Staging & Images, Calgary Staging & Photography - Calgary, AB
Home Stager & Photographer

Good reminder, Bryon. I've read many of Stephen Covey's books and have found the concepts simple--didn't we already know this?--but profound. Well, let me say, simple in concept. If it were truly simple, wouldn't this world be a different place? Love is a choice, and so is attitude!

Oct 17, 2009 05:46 AM

Thanks for your comments.

Things are good in Calgary.



Oct 17, 2009 03:59 PM
Bill Jones
Discovery Real Estate Ltd. - "Homes By Jones" - Airdrie, AB
Realtor (403-701-1739) Airdrie & Calgary Area Homes and Condos

Hey Byron, very nice post, I've been married now for 35 Years. Not a truer word said that love is a Verb.

Thanks for your great post!



Nov 18, 2009 04:50 PM