Love me gently

Without exception, every living and breathing person needs love.  (Duh….)

Obviously, we each have our own unique ways of expressing love and of feeling loved,  but I find it amazing that babies, children and adults all have the same universal yearning and desire to feel loved. (In case anyone is interested in figuring out how they express and receive love, this is a great resource.)

The poem below is very personal and from the heart. I’m sharing it because only after I wrote it did I realize that the way I wrote my prayer/request for love, it’s really applicable for everybody not just me. Babies don’t know how to put into words what they need, but they need to be loved in all those ways. The same goes for kids, teens, adults and old people.

I’m sharing this in the hope that next time one of us has no patience for someone else, or someone is upset with someone else that we can maybe just take a moment and remember that in each of our actions is a plea for love.

Do you know how to recognize a request for love? Do you know how to ask for love?

Love Me

Love me tender
don’t hurt my soul

Love me gently
Don’t let me go

Love me unconditionally
make me feel safe

Love me intensely
help me believe in me

Love me compassionately
put your hand in mine

Love me fully
give me your attention & time

Love me sincerely
without a hesitation and doubt

Love me kindly
make me feel cherished & loved

Please be love*
so that I may learn from you

Love me like no other
and may our paths never part

*Be love as opposed to “to love”. When we are beings of love, we treat everyone including ourselves better.

This is an original post to World Moms Blog by our contributor, Susie Newday in Israel. You can find her on her blog New Day New Lesson.

Photo credits to the author.

Susie Newday (Israel)

Susie Newday is a happily-married American-born Israeli mother of five. She is an oncology nurse, blogger and avid amateur photographer. Most importantly, Susie is a happily married mother of five amazing kids from age 8-24 and soon to be a mother in law. (Which also makes her a chef, maid, tutor, chauffeur, launderer...) Susie's blog, New Day, New Lesson, is her attempt to help others and herself view the lessons life hands all of us in a positive light. She will also be the first to admit that blogging is great free therapy as well. Susie's hope for the world? Increasing kindness, tolerance and love. You can also follow her Facebook page New Day, New Lesson where she posts her unique photos with quotes as well as gift ideas.

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