During our brief tenure on earth, we are transformed from a child that’s taught, to an older, but wiser individual who teaches.
This transformation is subtle and continuous. Regardless of difference in age… both continue to have a common need; a need for comfort, guidance and love.
Yes… you have aged, your children have grown; they no longer reside in your home.
How do you greet them when they return; how long has it been since you hugged them?
How long has it been since you told them “I love you”; how long since they said those words to you?
Have you looked at your mate recently, and for no other reason than you really meant it, did you say “I love you.” Do you reach out and touch one another, just to show you enjoy and need their nearness?
Love should never be taken for granted, it has to be nurtured, spoken, and practiced.
With every effort you make it be known, it will be returned in like kind.
To grow old… knowing you are truly loved, you will feel more like the child, and the child will become a loving adult you nourished; you have completed your part of the cycle.
Love is infectious, and addictive; I hope no one ever finds a cure for it.
God help us if the word LOVE is deleted from the dictionary.