Wake Up Call! – Love no Matter What?



Celebrate the people who love you no matter what and do the same for others.

In my early teens I tried to take my own life because being gay seemed like a terrible and fearful thing. So I took what I thought were enough aspirin to do the job. I was surprised when I woke up the next morning.

Instead of imagining ending my life I had a vivid image of my grandmother’s embracing me and expressing their love.

The constancy of their love was a life jacket to me. Years later I began to understand that their love, which had turned my thoughts to life and not death, was the threshold of the journey to loving myself.

I think of them with gratitude, even though they have been dead for decades. I celebrate their love and hope that I am doing the same for others. Whose love has been a saving grace to you and how will your love be a life-jacket to others?


  • Express your gratitude for those who have loved you no matter what

  • Be open to doing the same for others

Notice how your awareness of generous love expands your heart.

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©2014 Robert V. Taylor

Written by Robert Taylor