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8/28/2008

Blessing


"To love is a blessing, to be loved is a luck." -- Leo Tolstoy,


This quote is the reason why I think that the good old Leo is very likeable. If I I do things with love, the work is easier, contact with people is easier, creating lasting fruits - a blessing. But love cannot be gained by force or deception . It is a gift and to get it means to be lucky.

9 comments:

Jena Isle said...

I absolutely agree. If you do something out of love, then life is a breeze. Loving and being loved is bliss and yes a gift.

Thanks for sharing.

Ray Gratzner said...

Dear jena, thank you for this lovely breeze. All the best...Rainer

Rob said...

Tolstoy helped many, myself included, to live life on a finer level. He continues to open many eyes. Thank you for your reminder of him.

ssgreylord said...

beautifully put. as much as i like leo's quote, i enjoyed your explanation even better. thanks, ray.

Ray Gratzner said...

Dear rob, I hope we all will leave something behind, that will continue to open many eyes... All the best Rob.

Dear ssgreylord, you are welcome. Thank you for stopping by - leaving a positive remark. All the best ssgreylord.

brad said...

Yes love changes everything. It changes people. It changes me. Love is a blessing. In many ways I find loving not that easy. Easy to love those who I naturally love, those who love me, but really hard to love those I naturally am annoyed by, or don't like, or those who have hurt me. I agree doing things in love makes it easier but loving is the hard part. For me I have discovered that I can't do it all the time on my own. I can't do it by myself. I need Christ and his example to even come close to loving those who I can't by myself.

Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:7-8)

Ray Gratzner said...

Dear brad, thank you for sharing your thoughts. The search for God is a search that will change the man who is on the quest. I wish you a lot of wonderful experiences. BTW, if we feel we can't love a person it is always worth while to explore the reasons why. Blessings Rainer

Enreal said...

Great quote... great follow up...

Ray Gratzner said...

Dear enreal, good to know you have been here... Thank you Blessings..