Love is not what you say, love is what you do.

Have you ever had somebody do something for you that was such an over the top act of kindness, that you were touched beyond words?

Professing love for another human being is one thing, but acting on that love and demonstrating it in countless ways, is entirely another. Love is one of those interesting variables that has so many shades of gray as to defy any particular unique definition for the word.

When somebody loves you and does something for you that is so far above and beyond measure, you cannot help but feel a deep-seated joy stemming from the opportunity to be the beneficiary of an act that is so kind and generous, and which clearly comes from the heart.

I have found it a wise rule of thumb to always allow others to demonstrate that which they profess to be true. 

In the course of giving another person ample space to truly walk the talk, we learn quite a bit about both us and them, because our own ability to remain guarded and cautiously optimistic, versus defensive, and immediately suspicious, is a great growth space to find ourselves in.

By giving yourself ample room to discover what is so, rather than presuming it, you find yourself increasing your patience, tolerance, and willingness to accept that which has been spoken as being true, changing from event to event.

It is only through these life lessons, that we are further able to build our own framework of reference about other people in life, and our relationships with them.

When you are the person who is professing your love for another, it is imperative to ensure the other party understands your true depth of feelings, by demonstrating that love through myriad options of kindness.

These do not necessarily require financial attachment, but rather using specifics that are increasingly likely to make the other party fully aware of your feelings and your desire to have a deeper understanding about what the values of your relationship, truly are.

Don’t just say the words. Live by them.

Happy Friday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!