"Mitch, you asked about caring for people I don't even know. But can I tell you the thing I'm learning most with this disease?
"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in"
His voice dropped to a whisper."Let it come in.We think we don't deserve love, we think if we let it in we'll become too soft. But a wise man named Levine said it right. He said, 'Love is the only rational act'"
He repeated it carefully, pausing for effect " 'Love is the only rational act' ".
from "Tuesdays with Morrie" for Mitch Albom, 1997- an old man, a young man and life's greatest lesson
While everyone strongly advises everyone else to give out love, to enjoy giving, to give because giving is a noble act- most of us deny themselves the right to take in love.
It is a right, that every creature needs to survive:human being, animals and plants are equal in this part.
it is nature's rule to dry out and die if love is missing.
give love as much as you wish and can afford, but never forget to let it come in your heart.
if it makes you soft, then you are human
if it makes you happy, this is the main purpose of life
if it makes you feel satisfied, this is justice of life: to give & take in equal parts
if it makes you feel grateful, then you are a good soul
if it touches your heart, then the loving gesture you have just received is very sincere. double happiness.
allow those who love you to "love" you. it is not bad. it is human.