The power of love

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 30 August, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 30 August, 2008, 12:00am

We all love our family members and our friends. We have the ability to love everyone around us.

I can't define love, but I know it's powerful. It makes me care for others and support the helpless. Love can even make miracles happen.

I like to show others I love them, and not just by saying 'I love you' but through actions.

My dearest friends are all very sweet. They understand my intentions and listen to my advice. They say I'm mature for my age. I think I've experienced a little more in life, and this has also taught me the iportance of showing my love.

When I was helpless, my older friends gave me love and gave me a hand. Now, when my friends are helpless, I give them a hand and show them love.

Knowing others love you makes you happy and warm inside. It also encourages you. Love really is a miracle!

Kiz Chuk

From the Editor

Thank you for your letter, Kiz. There are many different types of love: romantic love, love for your family, love for your friends, love for animals, belongings, interests and memories. You can demonstrate love through generosity, selflessness and encouragement.

Love is also a powerful force that can mend rifts, overcome differences, solve arguments and break down boundaries.

There is a saying in Latin, 'amor vincit omnia', which translates as 'love conquers all'. If people were more willing to put aside their differences and understand others' points of view, we would be living in a far more peaceful world.

If we all learned to love each other, many of the world's problems could be solved. Love is more powerful than anger, if only we would believe in it.

Karly, Sub-editor