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Acts of Love

Acts of Love
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The word love is a problem for almost everyone to define.  Yes, it is easy to say and it rolls off the tongue easily yet many of us have yet to really know what it means.  I wholeheartedly believe that people don’t really know what love is or what it looks like, so when I hear people say things like, “you don’t act like you love me” or “you don’t act like you care” it makes me think that really, the person uttering the statement doesn’t really know what love looks like.

I was that person once. I didn’t know what love looked like, so I was easily duped by people who insisted with words that they loved me or manipulated my perception of their actions to make me think those were actions of love.  I’d like to think that now I know better. I know the signs of love and even though at times they’re hard to express yet you can see through the bs.  I know what things make people feel good to be in a relationship with me so when I see those things being done by the person I am involved with I know that these are acts of love. Even sometimes there are things that don’t feel good but there is no doubt that those are acts of love, not romantic love but of a greater love that exists beyond self and ego.

I do try to replicate those actions myself and I am learning how to do so more and more every day. Not just in an expression of love for this other person but also I am constantly and consistently acting as though I love myself. Which means my wardrobe choices have improved, my food choices, my friend choices, my social-time choices, my television choices, my conversation choices, my financial choices, my religious choices, my work choices, my devotional choices. All of my choices have to reflect love, not just romantic love but a greater love. Love of self and love of my mate.

Sometimes this requires discipline and steadfastness – no, MOST of the time this requires discipline and steadfastness. It requires making difficult choices that will not always be popular. It requires forcing oneself to do things that are uncomfortable. It requires sacrifices and compromises. And it requires that all of those things are given and done willingly, out of love, not begrudgingly. Yes it should all be approached with a sense of duty but that doesn’t mean it should seem as though it is a chore. There is no reason why I shouldn’t absolutely and ultimately love to act righteously all of the time.

The person I’m in love with should act with love towards me every single day without fail. So even if she was to never utter those words yet base on her actions love should be manifested. I recalled a recent relationship where this female claimed to have loved me yet it was hard to really accept that because I knew this person was deep into playing games.  So why would I respect this person when everything about her was a game and I knew that she had no clue what love is?  I question all of that because I am at the point where I know what love really looks like.

I have a couple of people who have been there for me through thick and thin.  I definitely want you guys to know that i am grateful for everything.  Thanks for believing in me and my projects.

It really is true that you can’t love another person until you love yourself, because if your actions are not expressing your love for self then how can you be sure that your actions are expressing love for someone else? If you don’t even know what love is really supposed to look like you will never know how to interpret the other person’s actions or inactions. If you are not acting out of love for you then you will not want to sacrifice and compromise and be disciplined and steadfast for someone else. And without those things there are no actions that are really being done out of love.

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  • lynn
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    great mind think alike, last night i was deeply in my thoughts and i was thinking about the same thing. This is a great piece, you did it again by the way I love you and you know i mean it, muah

  • Haitian Queen
    on

    The word love def can be thrown around. But you do know when love is real and honest. It is an amazing feeling when you love and someone loves you.

    • Eksqwizit
      on

      yes yes yesssssssssssss AMAZING!!

      BEST LOVE SONG EVER
      PERCY SLEDGE “WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN”

      When a man loves a woman
      Can’t keep his mind on nothing else
      He’ll trade the world
      For the good thing he’s found
      If she’s bad he can’t see it
      She can do no wrong
      Turn his back on his best friend
      If he put her down

      When a man loves a woman
      Spend his very last dime
      Tryin’ to hold on to what he needs
      He’d give up all his comfort
      Sleep out in the rain
      If she said that’s the way it ought to be

      Well, this man loves a woman
      I gave you everything I had
      Tryin’ to hold on to your precious love
      Baby, please don’t treat me bad

      When a man loves a woman
      Down deep in his soul
      She can bring him such misery
      If she plays him for a fool
      He’s the last one to know
      Lovin’ eyes can’t ever see

      When a man loves a woman
      He can do no wrong
      He can never own some other girl
      Yes when a man loves a woman
      I know exactly how he feels
      ‘Cause baby, baby, baby, you’re my world

      When a man loves a woman…..

      SORRY :) I am a suckerrrrrrrrrrrrr for love and romance :)

  • Love
    on

    Wow… I have to agree with you. One must truly love their self first before you can truly love someone else. Not many people understand that loving someone is not always honey drops and lollypops. It is hard work.

    • Eksqwizit
      on

      That is a misnomer…love is about selflessness…putting ourselves last to meet the needs of another

      ex: love of a parent, love of God

      “God so loved the world that he gave his ONLY begotten son….” Love is giving…

      One does not have to be religious or believe in God to see that love is selfless surrender to another one…

      We have to put self first when there is disrespect…but where love abounds, let it all flow :)

  • Maguie
    on

    Nice one Blake however does love exist anymore? To me everyone is selfish and trying to please themselves first then whatever they don’t work hard for they might choose someone to give it to. :(

    • Eksqwizit
      on

      this just says it is “rare” that is why we should enjoy it when we find it :)

      I met a couple who have been married for 65 years recently and I asked them about love and longevity in relationships…basically they stated “love is work in action”

      without works love is dead…yes love exists but not many are willing to put in the work…they just want you to feel the love by osmosis LOL LOL LOL

  • Eksqwizit
    on

    I am smiling reading this lol

    I am happy you are learning about love even if as author and not main actor of the piece

    Love is an action verb
    Love does

    Love can’t be hidden, it is a light so bright that anyone can see it when it exists
    When we love, nothing is a burden, it all comes naturally

    (introduction of song here lol lol lol)

    If you ever find yourself questioning whether someone loves you, love isn’t there
    People play too many games, poor young thing, she may have loved the character but lost him in the games ouch!!! we gotta keep it real man!!!

    yes there is love and there is also “being in love”

    That is the main difference with love…the fact that between the two, you wish to sleep with the one you are in love with but otherwise, whether it is a parent, a friend, a child, a friend…the love ACTIONS are the same, should be the same = to be there for the other

    Ex: I was out with a friend last night who took me out for my b-day and my friend said ” I HATE B-DAYS but because I know it matters to you, this is why I am here to celebrate it since I couldn’t see you on your real B-day. THAT in my book is love…not in love but love, a friend’s love, putting moi, lil old moi’s emotions and feelings in a busy schedule to be there for moi…lovely!

    LOVE IS AN ACTION VERB, always remember that Mrpodg and don’t allow anyone to fool you with anymore bs aight!!!

    Peace out!

  • Ley'Lha
    on

    This piece is amazing…

  • M&M
    on

    Although I’m clueless about Love, I agree with you. I mean everything good in life you have to work hard for. It’s too bad lots of people rather use the shortcuts (lie, greed, deceit, denial, duplicity), these people care more about the idea of love than the act, which probably explain the divorce rate.
    I wish one day I can say I KNOW Love with the same confidence

  • jamie
    on

    Beautiful ….

  • lynnaima
    on

    “I have a couple of people who have been there for me through thick and thin. I definitely want you guys to know that i am grateful for everything. Thanks for believing in me and my projects.”

    I love you too!! Ain’t love something!!

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