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My name is Maribel. I have two wonderful children and a strong faith. I am also a survivor of depression. I want to share my stories and feelings with everyone in the hopes of removing some of the stigma associated with this disease. You are not weak, you are not crazy. It is not a feeling that you can just wish would go away; it is a struggle from day to day. Some days are good, some days are great, other times everything around you seems bleak. The good news is that there is hope, and depression can be controlled. Thank you for visiting my page. I hope you will enjoy reading my thoughts. At times you will find my posts to be educational and uplifting. Other times I am sure they will be raw and personal. My hope is that you will travel this road with me as we continue to explore what is in store for us in this journey called life.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Worth Fighting For

Love: an intense emotion of affection, warmth, fondness, and regard towards a person or thing. (The definition of love as stated in the dictionary.) I would rather think of it this way:

“Love is not a fight, but it is something worth fighting for.”

I posted that sentence on my Facebook status last week after having heard it in the lyrics to a worship song. Even though the song was not focused on romantic love, I chose to pair that small phrase with the love between couples due to the fact that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.

February 14 - a day set aside for people who want to profess their love for someone else in a slightly more profound manner than they normally do throughout the rest of the year.  A dozen roses here, a box of chocolates there, and wedding proposals timed just right.

In my case, romantic love has proved to be elusive. The feeling of loneliness that sometimes accompanies that would depress me every now and then. I even remember saying that if I ever caught cupid he would go missing. Ha! All joking aside, in time I have learned a very valuable lesson:  treasure the loves that I do have in my life, namely, my God, my Savior Jesus Christ, my loving family, and friends.

Valentine’s Day may be a day set aside for love, but the remaining 364 days of the year should be nothing less. Cherish and nurture the loves in your life, it is the only way they will grow. 

1 comment:

  1. Maribel, there are 4 types of love in the Bible;
    1. EROS is greek for Sensual Love.
    2. STORGE is Greek for Family Love.
    3. PHILIA is Greek for Brotherly Love.
    4. AGAPE is the highest of the four types of love in the Bible. Jesus Christ showed this kind of divine love to his Father and to all humanity. Grasp what agape love truly means. Agape is selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love. Man or no man Maribel, I strongly believe that you show all four types of love in your life. Keep going and the right one will be there. God will bring him to you. You won't have to hunt very much. People can see the life you live and God see's the love in your heart. He will fulfill your every desire! LOVE GOD UNCONDITIONALLY AND WAIT ON HIM!! GOD BLESS YOU AND PRAISE HIM IN ALL YOU DO!! BE BLESSED :) :)