Authentic love is scarce, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Too many people suffer from the terrible sadness of feeling unloved. The good news is that there is a remedy that is readily available. We can show our love by doing what comes naturally to us, our “no big deal.” Loving actions don’t need to be impressive or costly, and they shouldn’t come with a price tag of expectations attached.
Love is Action is full of rich wisdom and practical tips that will lift your spirit, give you hope, and most importantly, inspire you to action. Become part of a community of love, one that is working together to find new and meaningful ways to show kindness, improve the world, and live lives full of hope, generosity, mercy, and, above all, love.
LOVE IS ACTION is a community initiative that connects community stakeholders, including businesses, the faith community, nonprofit social service organizations, education, mental health, civic groups and clubs, and concerned individuals, to help prevent child sex trafficking, child abuse, suicide, homelessness, and other societal ills.
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About the Author
Rhonda Sciortino is an author, speaker, business owner, founder of Successful Survivors Foundation, and national champion of the LOVE IS ACTION Community Initiative. Rhonda Sciortino overcame abandonment, abuse, and poverty by mining the lessons out of her painful experiences and using those “assets” to create personal and professional success. Rhonda is the recipient of the Seneca Forever Families Advocate award, the Passkeys Community Leader award, and the Inland Register Women in Business Innovators award. Rhonda lives in Southern California with her husband, Nick, near their daughter and her family. For more information, visit rhonda.org.
Read an Excerpt
This book was written for everyone who could benefit from more love in their lives. Isn’t that all of us? When we turn on the news, we hear about anger, hate, and division. The drama and pain that accompanies it is all around us. The good news is that there is an answer.
It may sound simplistic and cliché to say that love is the answer, but real, authentic, unconditional love is the answer to alleviating the pressure of vitriol and lessening the weight of depression. Even if you doubt love’s extraordinary power to make things better, I hope that we can all agree that love won’t make things worse.
It is because of this conviction—that we can all benefit from love—that the Love Is Action Community Initiative was created. Love Is Action’s mission is to connect community stakeholders, including businesses, the faith community, government services, non-profit social service organizations, justice and law enforcement, education, mental health, civic groups and clubs, and concerned individuals, to help prevent child sex trafficking, child abuse, suicide, substance abuse, homelessness, and other societal ills. This is a grassroots effort that we hope will grow into a groundswell of community stakeholders reducing the societal ills in their neighborhoods by putting their love into action.
With or without the structure of a community initiative, each one of us can do things that are no big deal to us, but which can make an enormous difference in the lives of others. This book will show you how and why this is important to you and to everyone around you.
I challenge you to put your love into action for thirty days and to see what happens. The quickest way to begin is to put down the electronics and give the simple respect and dignity of eye contact and authentic human connection. This first step, followed by the suggestions included at the end of each chapter, will enrich your life in ways you may never have thought possible. I’d love to hear your story on the Love Is Action Community Initiative Facebook page. Look us up and join the conversation.
—Excerpt from the Introduction by Rhonda Sciortino
Table of Contents
What Is Love 1
Discover Your "No Big Deal" 13
The Most Powerful Form Of Love 21
Love At Home 33
Love In Your Neighborhood 45
Love in Your Community 55
Love In Your Work 65
Love People Who Are Disconnected 75
Love After You've Been Hurt 83
The Hidden Power Of Love 91
God Is Love 95
Last Word 97
About the Author 101