The Crazy Things We Do For Love
I want you to remember a time in your life when someone that loves you really “went to bat for you” and did you a really huge favor, or went out of their way to do something nice for you.
Now, ask yourself, if you had seen the same opportunity that they did, and you had the means… Would you have taken similar action for yourself?
We all do crazy things for love. We work our fingers to the bone, spend money to buy gifts or help out when we don’t really have the money to spare, some of us would bleed ourselves dry for the ones we love. Wars have been waged, sacrifices made, there is almost nothing we wouldn’t do for love.
If you could (you can) harness that self-same energy, passion and drive from the love you give to others and turn it inward on yourself, what would you do for you?
Share something outrageous that you’ve done because you really love someone, and let’s all really “feel the love” with this week’s question.
Afterwards, check out our Daily Podcasts from this week and stay tuned as we dig in deep and discover how to use that same Love to get you what you want in your life!
The craziest thing I have ever done for love is to live in for 6 years a 6 x 6 shed, no insulalation against heat or cold, a hole in the ground toilet and a bucket shower , attacked by birds and possums in the middle of a rural property. When it was finally time to build a home, my partner decided to change jobs and move 1200 miles to another rural town. I'm either completely mad or very in love. Even though he drives me nuts with a lot of his decisions, I wouldn't change it for the world. As long as you're happy, healthy, loved and satisfied, I think you've got everything no matter what else happens.
I just took the fall for my colleagues whom I have great respect - when we were being treated poorly. I spoke up, and now I'm the one in trouble. It's interesting to note that I don't know if I would be willing to do that solely for myself.
The craziest thing I've done was be silent. I guess it's crazy because when you don't speak up, you put a bigger strain on yourself as well as the bond that you're trying to do right by. I really wish I hadn't, but it's a lesson well learned.
I was over 1,000 miles away when hurricane Katrina and the flood hit New Orleans. I could have stayed safely at a distance but my beautiful cat was alone in my place because the sitter evacuated; and my boyfirend of six years; and my dearly loved friends; were all there, and I had no idea of their fate. So I drove straight through, from Canada to Louisiana, and got into the closed city. Because of my love for the cat, and my boyfriend, and my friends. I rescued my cat, everyone else was still evacuated, and we weren't allowed to stay in the city, so I drove back over 1,000 miles to Canada, and back again to New Orleans as soon as people began to return. It took me six trips, from Sept to December, to find everyone.
Meanwhile I didn't know the lengths others were going to to try to find me. That evacuation, and recovery, was all about love, for everyone.
Would I drive straight into danger and chaos, six times, almost 7,000 miles, just to see if I am okay? I like to think that yes, I sure would. But would I stay safe and comfortable at a distance for my own sake, while my pets, friends and loved ones may need me? No. Love for me is stronger than personal comfort and safety. I think the disaster proved this true for thousands of people.
Isn't it a curious phenomena when catastrophe can bring out the very best in ourselves.
Not to say the very best can't be brought about otherwise, however there is time to think and consider actions...
I'd imagine you did not really have to think about going in to action, you just did, because it was right.
How often I have stopped to consider if I really should do a thing and that procrastination has stunted my ability to act.
Sometimes it is ideal to throw caution to the winds when they come.
Big kudos for your love for your cat!
Lived 136 miles away from my husband and commuted to see each other for 8 years.
It's actually obscure to imagine at the moment love is glowing. This situation we sometimes did mentioned that love is blind because mind's eye get hold false impression of life.
Iwould not wish myself a urgly situation anyway, but sometimes i keep encouraging myself and walk my way towards changes in life.