On this special day, our thoughts are on love, and how we can show our loved ones that they are special to us. Probably the simplest way is just to say it; however, sometimes we hesitate to say those words. On the other hand, can we say them too much? Our family has been accused of that, because our children, now grown and out or on their way out 🙂 of the house, often end our phone conversations by saying, “I love you.” I always thrill to hear those words!!!
Ron Hamilton captures a wonderful truth about love in his song, Say “I Love You.”
Moments quickly pass, and our loved ones soon are gone;
Thoughts of love we feel reach the heart but not the tongue.
Words we speak in anger tumble out and bring regret;
Words of love are often never said.
Life is but a vapor, quickly vanishing away;
Wait until tomorrow and your chance may flee away.
Give a fragrant flower while its beauty still can charm;
Give a kiss to warm the longing heart.
Say “I love you,” while the heart can feel;
Say “I love you” while the hurt can heal.
Make a heart rejoice, give your love a voice;
Speak the words while you can say, “I love you.”
Thoughts of love–do you remember those first days when you realized that he was the one? Do you remember the thrill that went through you when he walked into the room? Do you remember how your thoughts were constantly on him: What’s he doing now? I wonder if he’s thinking of me? Oh, he’d love that card! Should I give him a call?
It takes time, effort, forgiveness and a whole lot of love to keep thoughts of love in a marriage, but it is possible!! If you are blessed to have a husband who still kisses you good night, thank God. As the song says, “Life is but a vapor, quickly vanishing away.” At the risk of sounding like an old geezer (if you must know I AM ONLY 54!), life does pass quickly! And how are we living it? Are there relationships that need to be mended? Do your part to MEND THEM. Are there words that need to be said? SAY THEM! Are there words that shouldn’t be said? DON’T SAY THEM! Are there people you should visit, or a letter you should write, or a cake that should be baked and taken to a neighbor, or a child to be hugged? Take the Nike challenge: JUST DO IT! Life is too short to keep putting it off.
Once again, I quote my favorite movie: Ever After. At the very end, the descendant of Cinderella who is telling the story (you might want to check out my blog: “I WILL NOT YIELD” for more lessons from that movie), ends by saying something like: “And it’s not that they lived happily ever after, but that they lived!”
Live, and let love live in your heart and life; and in so doing, you let God live in your heart and life, because…