Love is not what you say. Love is what you do.
“What does love look like?
It has the hands to help others.
It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy.
It has eyes to see misery and want.
It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men.
That is what love looks like.”
- Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD)
Returning to Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer’s Journey, Ms. Brackey challenges us to think about the word “love” so I looked it up. The first entry was for the noun and explained love this way: love is a strong affection for another being or an affection based upon admiration. But love can also be a verb, an action word in elementary school lingo, explaining when we hold something in our hands or in our heart, as in feeling affection or experiencing a desire, this is love. According to Paulo Coelho, “Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.” You can decide how you define love.