Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Bushel and a Peck

There's an editorial in today's newspaper titled, "Always say 'I love you' --- just in case." 

The gist of the editorial comment is how critical it is that we prepare for the unexpected.  This may seem trivial when life is going along smoothly, but our last "I love you" may be the one that carries us through a devastating loss. 

From time to time, it's good exercise for our hearts to think upon the reasons we love someone the way we do.
  • Their sense of humor
  • Their smile.
  • The way we are growing old together and can still tease each other.
  • The respect we have for each other.
  • Even though they know everything about us, they stick by our side.
  • All the little things they do for us every day.
  • Their outgoing personality.
  • Their generous nature.
  • Their silliness.
  • Their kindness and thoughtfulness.
  • The way they make us laugh.
  • The way they protect us and make us feel safe.
  • The way they thank us for doing everyday things.
  • How they make us feel better when we're feeling down.
  • How it feels like we're still dating after decades of marriage.
  • How they would do anything to make us happy.
  • They share and support our interests.
  • We are always there for each other, no matter what.
The older we get, the more precious every day gets.  We never know when it will be our turn to be erased from the game board.  Let's not leave without making darned sure the other person knows that they live within the deepest chambers of our heart and forever will.