"You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working, and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves."
--St. Francis de Sales
These words are such a beautiful balm to the soul, aren't they? On difficult days mothering children, battling sickness, fighting the ever-present temptation to compare ourselves to other people who surely have things easier than us, it is so good to know that we are, without doubt, learning the virtue of love.