Ok, I’ve written a LOT about LOVE; how LOVE keeps us going and why we are creatures of LOVE. LOVE also heals, but I’ve not written about how sometimes LOVE hurts us. Unrequited LOVE occurs when we do not have the opportunity to give our LOVE away. LOVE heals us when we ARE able to show love for others.
My Dad passed this morning after a long bout with ill health. I was glad to be able to tell him a last “I LOVE you!” last night, but that doesn’t diminish my sorrow at not being able to see him again with my own eyes. You may have had the same experience of losing a LOVE due to a person passing, or going away, you feel sad for a while until you find something, or someone, to LOVE again.
My Dad was a Dad full of LOVE. He was content to just BE happy with friends and family and ride the wave of life. He was not an over-achiever because he didn’t want to be. Dad was the town locksmith in a small,southern town and knew lot’s of people and lot’s of secrets. (He didn’t tell though!) Dad LOVED to yell at the squirrels in the pecan trees and kept the bird feeders full.
Yep, the ONLY time LOVE hurts us is when we cannot give our own LOVE away to someone else. I intend to start giving my LOVE away in this moment of right NOW!