Do you love your family? That can be an easy question or a complicated one. We get incredible mileage out of this old tired word, “Love,” don’t we? We tell someone we love them and then in the very same breath we say how we “love pizza” or “love that show Grace and Frankie!”
Some other cultures define love in a more broken down way. I like the idea of splitting the word love into segments as I don’t feel it truly does justice to all the usages we have for it. In Hebrew for example, they have 3 words for love. Raya, Ahava & Dod.
- The word “Raya” is used in context with a friend or companion. We would use this in the context of “She’s my best friend” or “I really enjoy this person or thing.”
- The word “Ahava” is deep affection, a sense of desire to be with someone so much your heart aches. You can think of little else.
- Lastly is the word “Dod.” This word is the erotic side of the coin. Where your chemistry and physicality of the relationship comes into form.
So again, I ask, do you love your family? What does that mean for your spouse, your children or your extended family? The reason I ask, is so often we hear the expression “I would do anything for my family!” and “Family is the most important thing,” and yet so often, we overlook them. We look past their needs and are only out for our own selfish gains.
I want you to strongly consider what is important to your family, your close friends or co-workers and see what you can do to show them that you love them and cherish them. Might be as simple as buying them a coffee, a surprise night out with a babysitter already lined up, or showing up to your kids ballgame or dance recital. Love can be expressed in action, words, or time.
Wait a minute, isn’t this an insurance blog?
Yes, yes it is. Buried way down (if you’re still reading) we have a “lovely” insurance plug. We recommend everyone to purchase a life insurance policy. This is to help protect your loved ones from financial hardship if something terrible happens to you. You don’t want to burden them with funeral costs, lost income, mortgage payments, car payments, daycare costs, all these expenses on top of the fact that their loved one is no longer around. These days can be dark. We want to help shed light onto those days. Please talk to one of our life insurance specialists to get your family set up right. These policies put in place at a young age are fairly inexpensive and can help your family immensely if you were tragically taken from this earth.