It’s effortless to love lovable people. Easy to get along with, they are fun, kind, good-natured, and likable. On the other hand, it takes effort to love unlovable people. They are just the opposite – mean-spirited, unhappy, and unkind.
Let’s face it. Our classrooms contain both types. While most of our students are lovable, it’s the OTHER ones that test our love walk on a daily basis. Amen? I have a couple of kids right now who are doing just that. How about you?
However, we are not administering a fruit test to our students. Instead, we are self-inspecting our own. Are WE lovable, easy to get along with, fun, kind, good-natured, and likable? That is the question. If we are, then there is a good chance our fruit of love is nearly ripe and ready to fill the souls of our students. But not quite yet…
Dictionary.com defines love in the following way:
1. an intense feeling of deep affection.
“babies fill parents with intense feelings of love”
|synonyms:||deep affection, fondness, tenderness, warmth, intimacy, attachment, endearment;|
2. a person or thing that one loves.
“she was the love of his life”
|synonyms:||beloved, loved one, love of one’s life, dear, dearest, dear one, darling, sweetheart, sweet, angel, honey; More|