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L-O-V-E: What’s Chicken Got To Do With It?
August 3, 2012, 7:36 am
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For thousands of years people have written songs about l-o-v-e.

For thousands of years millions of people have sung ballads about l-o-v-e.

Which had me thinking …

How many songs actually have the word “l-o-v-e” in the title?

According to wiki answers.com there are only 32.

Here they are:

  1. A Groovy kind of love
  2. All I want to do is make love to you
  3. All you need is love
  4. As long as you love me
  5. All out of love
  6. An everlasting love
  7. And I love you so
  8. Burning love
  9. Can you feel the love tonight
  10. Can’t help falling in love
  11. Crazy little thing called love
  12. Crazy love
  13. Don’t you love me anymore
  14. Endless love
  15. Everlasting love
  16. Everything I love
  17. Feel like makin love
  18. Glory of love
  19. Greatest love of all
  20. How deep is your love
  21. I can love you like that
  22. I can’t believe you are in love with me
  23. I could fall in love
  24. I didn’t know I was looking for love
  25. I honestly love you
  26. I just called to say I love you
  27. I knew I loved you
  28. I love the way you love me
  29. I love you always forever
  30. I love you for sentimental reasons
  31. I wanna love you forever
  32. I want to know what love is

And then I thought what about the Beatles … they have at least 15  more songs with the word “love” in the title!

And I love her, Can’t buy me love, I’m in love, Love me do, etc.

The crazy thing is when you really sit down and think about it,  there are probably a thousand more songs with the word “l-o-v-e ” in the title.

And yet … with all this singing and writing about love we still have people fighting over who eats or doesn’t eat chicken at a fast food restaurant … that is simply amazing!

Maybe folks should stop singing about love and actually just start loving their neighbor as much as they love … their chicken.



L-O-V-E: Who You Are …

This week’s topic is love!

And before you get all mushy and start conjuring up images of Romeo and Juliet or trying to remember when Harry actually met Sally, I want you to stop and go find a mirror.

Now I want to invite you to look into the eyes of the person in the mirror and ask yourself this question:

Do I genuinely love myself … exactly the way that I am (yes this includes all of the spots, wrinkles, blemishes, lines, etc)?

We’ve all heard the saying,  you can’t give away something you don’t have.

If that’s true, then you can’t fully love someone else … until you love yourself.

I believe many of us consciously or unconsciously deep down inside struggle with the question … Am I ENOUGH?

And that question causes us to devalue our worth and the love of ourselves.

Here’s how it could be impacting you in the love department.

When  you don’t believe you’re enough, you don’t believe you’re lovable. And if you don’t believe you’re lovable … when someone tells you that they “love you” … you don’t believe them!

And it doesn’t matter how many times they say it .. you still don’t believe them! Being loved begins when you believe you are enough and that you deserve love.

So what would your life be like if you knew you were enough? How would your relationships be different if you knew you were loved … just the way you are?

As singer song writer James Taylor once said, “You have to choose whether to love yourself or not.”

Choose wisely and often …