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Everyday Ways to Show Love to Other People!

If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And He has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. (1 John 4:20-21)

God tells us throughout The Bible to love other people. In fact, 1 John 4:20-21 tells us that we can’t even love God if we don’t love other people! So here are ten ways that you can show love for other people TODAY and everyday!

  1. Compliment a stranger. Everyone loves compliments!
  2. Give someone a smile. Smiles are contagious!
  3. Send a handwritten letter or card to a loved one.
  4. Start a conversation with someone who looks a little ‘down in the dumps.’ It’s certain to brighten his/her mood.
  5. Call someone whom you haven’t spoken to in a while. I’m sure Grandma or a beloved auntie would love to hear from you!
  6. Give a gift…anonymously. What a selfless way to let someone know that s(he)’s loved and thought about.
  7. Volunteer to do something helpful for your mom or dad. They’ll be grateful for one less task or chore to do.
  8. Give the gift of time! Volunteer to sit with your elderly neighbor or to babysit for a single parent.
  9. Give someone a hug. Sometimes a hug is just what someone needs to feel better.
  10. Offer encouraging words to someone who’s discouraged. You never know when your words will help motivate a person to achieve what God has called them to do or be!

Love is action. Do something TODAY to show love toward another person. God will be pleased!

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Matthew 22:37-39)

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  1. Posted by on November 11, 2011 at 17:21

    I totally agree, I love to give out hugs too. I love it when people give me hugs it makes me feel special.

  2. Posted by on June 23, 2011 at 10:07

    Giving people hugs are a really god cure for everything but giving a compliment to some seems like the best at times. As women an as people we tend to find everything wrong with us even though we are perfect just the way we are. So when someone gives you a compliment you start to think, hey maybe not everything is wrong with me at least that person thinks there is something right about me. My friend and I were actually talking aout this, at times we wish we could think like guys and find that one thing that is right with us and be like “yeah, look at that! I am so amazing look at that!” when it could just be barely anything. And we relize after words we look in the mirror and we think I need to lose some weight or my skin isn’t the best. Any ways it was a rreally good artical!!!!!!! 🙂

  3. Posted by on June 9, 2011 at 09:13

    The best Hugs we get everyday are from Jesus. When he hugs us,we share his love by hugging others.

  4. Posted by on June 9, 2011 at 06:08

    Great article! I love the ten tips!! I will definately use them!! Thank you!! 🙂

  5. Posted by on June 8, 2011 at 19:59

    Hugs are like the cure for EVERYTHING!! I love giving out hugs!!! I was gonna give out free hugs at this years Dare2Share conf. in St. Louis but my youth pastor Sam said no b/c guys will want hugs from me (since i’m a girl, wink wink) and called them turdlickers… and if we saw guys with a Free Hugs sign TO NOT GIVE THEM ONE and tell him or some of the other guys from the youth group and they would give them hugs for us… and they did NOT let go. 😛

    ANYWAY, I got off track. I TOTALLY agree with “Love is action”. if we had a little more of God’s love in this world, we’d be a lot better off. 🙂

    • Posted by Nicole on June 8, 2011 at 20:21

      Jenna- you are way too cute!! I loved reading this- you make me smile!