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Why is it Difficult for Some to Show Some Love?

Mama, Daddy or both did a number on some of our people when it comes to showing some love.  There is this disconnect between couples, mother and son, father and daughter, and other relatives that can be mind-boggling when it comes to the black family.  On special occasions, some might offer up a hug, kiss, or maybe a little appreciation, but outside of holidays, showing love is dismal.

Why are some of our people so stingy when it comes to "I love you!" Why is it even hard for many to say, "Thank you...that was so nice...your thoughtfulness was appreciated."  A guarded people worried that if they show a little gratitude it is a sign of weakness. 

Hard-hearted people are like this, not those who are kind and sweet, of course.  These individuals, who may have been verbally or physically abused in their lives, don't always pay attention when they are slighting their mates and distancing themselves from loving relatives and friends.  Before long a week turns into a month into a year and you haven't heard from So and So.  However, those who know when they aren't doing much to show they care, think that somehow they are empowered by keeping all feelings to themselves.  Worried that one might hurt them yet again, they don't compliment and will reserve affection only for a sexual partner.  This is a mental sickness that needs a healer.  Although some might think that something is wrong with everyone else for showing some love, the truth of the matter is the one who is aloof is caught up in his or her world that doesn't allow hand-holding, a pat on the back, a kiss on the cheek, or even a high-five.

A relationship doesn't go anywhere with the uncompassionate, unaffectionate and unappreciative, it is like a dead end street, you drive up only to find there is no outlet so you have to turn around.  Too busy, too lazy, too cold, too distant, too whatever, some of our people make excuses, you don't get anywhere with those who don't know love, aren't interested in learning, and have what they consider more important things to do than say, "I love, like or adore you spouse/parent/child/friend."

I felt the need to remind some of our people reading this that relationship trouble is at your door, because you don't bother to show love.  Opportunity after opportunity comes and goes to be kind, where is the love?  Workplace challenges are ever-present with fellow co-workers, because there is no love for people.  Spirituality is practically non-existent in some readers' lives, because they choose not to believe in a loving God.  Children are here, there and everywhere, because they have yet to experience love from a caring, affectionate parent.  What harm would it cause if a few just gave a loved one a hug today?  What a challenge it might be to even show some kindness to an enemy?  Of course, not every black person has an issue with love.  We know this to be true with the long history of love songs.  However, many of our people have gone to their graves without love.  They never experienced what it truly feels like to receive and give real love.

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