Bit of Happy #76: The Meaning Of Love

28 Dec

“Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.”
-Leo Buscaglia

Today’s quote was found very last minute, but don’t let the lack of time searching for it discredit its value, because it’s AMAZING! Officially up there with some of my favorites, this quote by Leo Buscaglia shares an undeniable truth.

Many argue that it is impossible to be completely selfless in your actions – that you have at least a little hope for some personal gain, even if it’s the mere satisfaction and ‘feel-good’ feelings of helping another person. Despite these beliefs (which I, in my opinion, haven’t determined to be completely true or false), this quote says that selflessness is the key to understanding what true love is all about. Bringing happiness to others with no regard for personal gain – that, to me, is the definition of being selfless. Of expressing love for others.

Altruism teaches us to be less concerned with ourselves and less apt to search for personal gain while helping others. I do believe that the more altruistic we can be in our actions, the deeper we are able to experience love for others.

Happy Tuesday!

What did you think of today’s quote? Did you like it as much as I did?

Have you heard a quote that is similar to this one?

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