P1020051It seems the universal language of love is one we Australians tend to shy away from.

Many just doesn’t seem to think it’s ‘the done thing’ to be seen kissing your wife in public where even holding hands might even be seen as an unnecessary show of affection.

If kids are required to walk with their parents in public, they think it’s embarrassing and when discussing parents to their peers, they refer to them as, ‘the oldies’.

A wise person once said, “Love is a decision, not a feeling”. When you think about it, feelings can come and go like the weather, but our decision to love one another is a commitment and survives all our feelings, frustrations and anxieties.

The song writer tells us, “Learning to love oneself is the greatest love of all”. Perhaps, if we could come to accept ourselves as we are and not be so concerned about how others see us, we would be proud to be seen to be in love with those we love.

Showing love and respect to one another in public can be infectious.

Let’s start an epidemic!

Peter Mack.

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