Monday, February 9, 2009
Tuesdays with Maggie ~ LOVE
Helen Keller once wrote, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
Isn’t love a beautiful thing? As we are bombarded by signs of love this week I think it is a good reminder for all of us to recognize the love in our hearts and in our lives.
I experience love every time I am at the farm. Whether it’s the happy wiggle of a dog when you drive up, the nicker of one of the horses when you come to the fence, or the constant “I love you’s” that are spoken by Dee or Woody.
Their love is deep. Not only for each other but for the animals they have devoted their lives too. Such devotion is nothing short of true love. To be witness to such unselfish acts of kindness, I am truly grateful. I believe that being surrounded by such love has helped me become a better person. And as I turn the big 4-0 this week, I can only hope that second half of my life is filled with such love and kindness.
So when Dee & I make the rounds at night and I hear Dee telling every animal that she loves them, I don’t even think twice about it. It’s common place at our little farm. Everyone here is loved. And although the animals don’t understand our language, I know in my heart that they know what true love is.
I hope this week finds everyone with such love in their lives. Perhaps we should all take lessons from the farm, when you love someone, let them know it!
Love is a good thing.