I saw the words go by as I scrolled through Pinterest. It was any other regular afternoon but, as I am apt to do, I thought I’d kill a few minutes looking at crafts, yummy foods, and quotes.

I have a thing for words and I’ve fallen in love with the power of story, so I suppose it’s no surprise that of all the boards I’ve created on Pinterest, my largest by far is simply titled Words.

That afternoon, hidden between recipes and home decor, I stumbled upon this quote by Dean Jackson:

She dances to the songs in her head, speaks with the rhythm of her heart, and loves from the depths of her soul.

I stopped. I paused. And maybe like you, I couldn’t figure out why that quote would have such an effect on me. But I think it’s because his words led me back to my own heartbeat, based on Philippians 1:9.

Let's make sure we love much and love well. Let's be love personified.

After it’s all said and done, I want to love much and love well. We leave people with an after-thought, an after-taste. I want mine to be Love.

In his words, Dean Jackson painted a picture of a carefree and happy girl, one that I want to be like. He speaks of things far more valuable than a good hair day or freshly painted nails. She is her own person, confident in who she is and lovely from the inside out.

Who wouldn’t want to be described in such words?

And yet still, I am drawn to that last part – she loves from the depths of her soul.

What would that look like for us? It doesn’t have to be extravagant and I think that’s one of love’s greatest secrets: Love can be personified in a million little ways when we simply reach out a hand with an offer to help.


To read the rest of this post, please click over and visit More To Be. I don’t know what it will look like for you to be love personified, but I do know that it will change the way you live. This is the challenge I’ve laid out at M2B:

Five minutes. One person. Each day.

Be that girl that when they look at you, they see far past your outward appearance and simply say: She is love personified.


Every story matters.


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