Love is an amalgamation of care and respect, without respect there can be no love and vice-versa. Respect is the backbone of love and care, thus needless to say that love and respect go hand in hand. Love is unconditional like the love for family, love for food, love for books or hobbies. It is the support system of life which sets one free like a bird and not encaged.
Love is loving and respecting others by putting others before oneself. For instance- newly born sensing their mother without prior knowledge, parents recording their children’s first step, people gifting balloons to orphans, people writing cards in digital ages, are examples of love that set it apart from infatuation. Infatuation encompasses selfishness but love encompasses selflessness.
Love should stand for Loyalty, Openness, Value, Empathy, for these are some of its basic pillars, without these one can’t build trust in any kind of relationship. It’s a feeling of mutual care and respect. Self love or loving oneself is definitely important because an empty jar can never serve others. It can be attained by doing what one loves and loving what one does.
“Self love or loving oneself is definitely important because an empty jar can never serve others.” – Sadaf Siddiqi.
Collaboration with a Purpose, wanted writers to write about love but I would love to write about it. The Collaboration with a Purpose, is a writing journey that began in the year 2017. Destiny linked many global writers via wordpress. It is the mutual love and respect that we- global writers are continuing writing together on this platform despite our busy schedules and varied time zones.
Introducing the global writers that make up an integral part of Collaboration with a Purpose, the purpose being World Peace and Positivity.
First, Ipuna Black is a Korean from United States. She is a great writer and a greater human being. She is a nursing instructor by profession. She likes to do everything from writing to making motivational videos, her videos are available online. She is the person who introduced me to the concept of Collaboration with a Purpose.
Second, Jane Love is an African from Ghana. She is the youngest writer, a television show host, an advertising head, and an excellent student. She writes poems, motivates people, and likes to spread a smile. She is a wonderful human, no wonder why her parents gave her that surname.
Third, Tajwar Fatma is from India, a doctor by profession and a dancer by passion. She is the amazing person who started the Collaboration with a Purpose. She comes from a family of poets and writers, no wonder why she started writing too. She will participate in the collaborations after her examinations are over.
Fourth, Sonyo Estavillo is from United States. She is a news reporter, journalist, and a writer. Her writings cover her personal life experiences including her successes and failures. She is a straight forward person who likes helping people and holds no room for injustice. She likes to motivate others.
Fifth, Nicolle K is a Chinese from Malaysia. She is a very hard working person and holds a degree in computer. She is great at writing and has won quite many awards. Once upon a time, she was an introvert but no more, for we- global writers have transformed her into an extrovert. She likes to encourage people.
Sixth, Myelene C. Orillo is from Philippines. She is a magazine editor, journalist, and a travel writer. She holds an experience in writing and editing and likes participating in the running marathons. She is mentally strong and a great person who can handle anything. Her writings are simple yet impactful.
Seventh, Barb Caffrey is a writer, editor, music composer. She is a very experienced writer, one who writes to share her wisdom and experiences of her past life, only hoping that it will guide and benefit the younger generations. Her books are available online, they are really some sources of wisdom.
Lastly, Sadaf Siddiqi is an educator who writes to inspire minds. I love reading, writing, teaching, learning, educating, and motivating people. I really love doing things that help me learn and grow, both personally and professionally.
Hopefully, the article will help readers to chalk out the difference between love and infatuation, and to understand the value of self love and the importance of love and respect in life.
This writing piece of mine, was part of a collaboration with a purpose, the topic being- Love.
9 collaborators, from different countries of the world, participated in this writing event. Do read their take on the same topic:
- Barb Caffrey (“So, if you believe in any sort of Higher Power, one of the things you need to remember is to forgive yourself once in a while.”)
- Divyang Shah (“If someone don’t speak much, don’t interpret as a dumb, their mind must be working on something big or may be he is a writer.”)
- Ipuna Black (“None of us are perfect or come from perfect backgrounds, but this doesn’t mean we can’t aim for a positive and fulfilling life.”)
- Jane Love (“People who have a genuine say and a true voice of their own not just an echo of some celebrity they think they love.”)
- Mylene C. Orillo (“Where I’m at right now is a testament that ‘Dreams really do come true.”)
- Sadaf Siddiqi (“The best thing about memories, is one doesn’t realise they are making memories but once recorded, it just rewinds and takes one back to the beautiful series of life.”)
- Sonyo Estavillo (“I am here to champion anyone from the successful and confident folks, to those that are clinically depressed.”)
- Swati Kadam (“Getting lost is not wrong, usually the thing wrong is not realising direction we are heeding to.”)
- Tajwar Fatma (“When life hits hard, hit back harder.”)
- Nicolle K (“Success, for me, is when I spend my days feeling happy, peaceful, fulfilled and without fear of lack.”)